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How to master anything in 5 simple and easy steps

The vast majority of humanity has a similar viewpoint when it comes to attaining new skills or abilities. What’s that viewpoint? That you are born with a specific potential to be good at certain things, and no matter what you do, you will not be able to master skills beyond your predetermined skillsets. Today I’m here to tell you that that is not true. Not only is that not true, but that mentality is incredibly self-defeating!

Master the basics

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the fundamentals.

Give yourself simple, easy projects you can complete without too much effort

Every single time you complete a small project, you feel a sense of joy and satisfaction. Those feelings will motivate you to keep learning and keep working on more and more projects. Which will hone your skills and abilities in the new endeavor. A word of caution though: If you set a project that is too big at the beginning of learning, you run the risk of burning out. Even if you finish it, that project will take much of your much-needed motivational energy. And that can be detrimental to the continuation of your learning.

Involve positive people in the learning process

Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity of others.

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Have focused practice sessions

So often I hear people say, “I tried to learn that but I just couldn’t!” Often the issue was the way that they were learning. So what is the best way to learn:

Learn to love the learning process

I think this is the most important of all the things I’ve mentioned in this article. If you can learn to love the learning process, you’ll keep learning, and at the end of the day, that’s how you master anything. Mastery takes time. Contrary to popular belief, no one becomes a master immediately or in unreasonably short periods.

Conclusion

So these are the simple steps to master anything. By using these steps, I’ve been able to learn to make digital music, play guitar, become a software developer, learn languages, sing, dance, paint, and many other things. It’s much more straightforward than you think. Never believe that you can’t achieve something just because others tell you it’s not possible. It’s a lie. Whenever confronted with a new skill, or ability, or activity that you want to master or at least learn, remember…

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