Skill Acquisition

Life is about growth. Seeing where you came from to help you with where you want to go.

Over the past couple of years, I have been growing exponentially. It all started with first learning how to learn. I learned basic memory techniques, studied languages, and deconstructed successful people to find broad patterns. I was first brought onto this by a book called the Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. He approached goal setting in a way that I have never seen before, and the way it segmented to goal into more achievable(in my mind) chunks gave me the motivation and confidence to go out and achieve my goals.

From then on, I learned how to talk to people, how to interview, how to negotiate, basically how to communicate. And what I learned from this process is that the more you immerse yourself in a skill, the more narrow the road becomes. Notice the specification in my learning curve when I talk about communication, it started from talking to people to negotiating. And I am by no means a master of communication, and I am not claiming that the last step to communication is negotiation, (I am also working on public speaking with my youtube channel) but I am saying that developing skills is like developing a pyramid. You need a large base, and that is what is going to take the most time, but once you develop the base, the next level gets easier and less effort to get to. However, do not misinterpret what I am saying as that once you learn a skill that it will all be downhill from there. You’re still going have to get the building block up to the level you want it to.

What I am saying is that it will take less building blocks. You are going to see patterns, and soon, the skill building will become a natural part of your daily life. You will find ways to build up your skill pyramid daily, and once you have it, your skill will amazingly translate to other skills. My harnessed ability to study vocabulary for language learning translates to my skills to remember fighting techniques, youtube ideas, and so much more.

Invest in your skills. Acquire and master as many as possible.

It’s that simple,

Sam

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