In this video, engineer Jeremy Fielding drops a ton of wisdom on 26 strategies for learning a new skill, fast.
Many of his tips might seem obvious (You must be motivated, mistakes will happen), but it’s in the unpacking of these ideas and the case examples he uses that make this video most valuable.
And, there are a number of tips that one might overlook or not think of, like asking family and friends if they have resources related to the skill, not being afraid to ask someone to teach you what they know, and the idea that you only need to learn the essentials first, then you can dive in and learn by doing.
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