The first 20 hours — how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU


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Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, ‘The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business’, as well as the upcoming book ‘The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.’ Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.

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  1. Hi guys
    Currently, I am studying English
    6 months ago I started the first step to change my education life
    I graduated from high school last year I was going to university immediately to university but there is something that happened before.
    I sit with myself in a dark room
    It was not even a slight light in that room. And I started to talk with myself and ask some questions to myself?
    Why am I going to go to that way and you don't know what you are willing to take.
    Why you don't try something new and something will change your life for the better I decided to learn English to increase my knowledge and thin travel to another country and study there I studied English but I have a problem in my English which is speaking skils. It is a barrier to continue my direction so I need all of you to help me
    What do you have to do to help me
    Just practicing I will put my Whatsapp number below
    If you are interested in practicing english please send to me and we will become Englishmate 😍💙

    My numper is: 00601128858846

  2. – There's a way to practice intelligently
    – There's a way to practice efficiently
    * That'll make sure that you invest those Hours in
    the most effective way that you possibly can.

    1. Deconstruct the targeted skill
    2. Learn enough to self-correct/edit – doing something diff when need
    3. Remove practice barriers

  3. Many people in the comment section needs a course on "How to understand what is being said in a video in 20 hours".

  4. This was EXTREMELY helpful to me! I was inspired to try something new and felt a lot less stressed about it. Great TedTalk!

  5. This does not cover all cases. In many cases I find there is a threshold which depends upon the complexity of the material needed to be learned. Shortly after I become overloaded and discombobulated, a few days later there is an "aha" moment which if its true, puts a definite kink into the learning curve that he doesnt address. The learning curve starts to look like a stress curve to steel, and at a certain point, learning becomes accelerated. There is a critical mass of any body of knowledge, which , once the threshold or critical mass is reached, is the real fast learning (steep) part of the curve.

  6. The Bojack horseman episode where the jogging monkey tells the out-of-breath Bojack (about exercise) that It gets easier, you only have to do it everyday, that's the hard part, but it gets easier.

  7. Tired of this quarantine, I decided to learn Italian and has been pretty easy. My mayor obstacle has been fear to fail, and that has been keeping me of achieve many things.

  8. try brasilian jiu jitsu…after 20 hours of practice you can be sure that you need an entire life to have a decent level…

  9. YouTube: hmm, I wonder what I should recommend them next!
    For the millionth time
    "The first 20 hours — how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU"

  10. actually the hardest is the "learn enough until self-correct phase", you can put more than 20hours and you haven't reach self-correct phase

  11. Thank you Josh Kaufman! You are great!! I was 35 years old when my husband told me: “ You have to start studying English, we are going to USA after three month from now, I’m invited there to work in medical research. I always liked very much English, I had a dream to read a Shakespeare in original language. In the school I’ve studied German. I bought English one CD room program and studied all three month. After 1,5 month in Washington University English courses even native speakers were amazed about my pronunciation. Honestly my grammar is still not perfect, but I’m reading everyday.
    Conclusión: if you like something and you put enough effort in it you will get it! Hello everybody from Mexico.


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