Learn by doing, supplement with theory later

With the widespread of internet, learning things is never easier in the history of humanity. With tons of amazing resources such as MOOCs (Coursera, Udemy, Skillshare, General Assembly, edX, Treehouse, Khan Academy), Youtube, gazillion articles, and chat apps, one could not find a reasonable argument to not learn anything.

The next logical thought would be, ‘How to learn something new in the shortest amount of time with maximum capacity?’.

During my pursuit of finding out the answer to that question, I chanced upon the following which I encourage you to explore as well. They are:

  1. Barbara Oakley’s massive popular MOOC — Learning how to learn
  2. The Art of Learning by Josh Watzkin
  3. Approach learning with Beginner’s Mind
  4. Getting into Flow State
  5. A compilation of what I’ve learnt on How to learn

But that’s just theoretical knowledge about learning.

One of the best way to learn a new skill is to do it. Dive in head first and learn on the go. That’s all there is. No need to spend a fortune purchasing courses, books, mentorship, and whatnots. Just pure practice.

Keep churning out the work. You will get better via practice.

Then, by the time you get good, you will want to get better than before. That’s where the theory comes in. That’s where it gets hard. That’s where you need to spend time thinking, conceptualising, and planning the next few steps.

But before that happens, just keep practicing.

Don’t ever stop practicing.

  1. Make stuff
  2. Make stuff often
  3. Eventually you will learn how to make it awesome

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