Learning a new skill, be it for personal development, or for your career, can be a bit of a task. Here are some tried and tested ways to build discipline and master any new skill
- There’s no better way to understand than to deconstruct and reverse engineer. Break down the skill that you want to learn into little pieces and learn techniques to master an isolated portion. The small pieces will come together to make up the whole skill.
- Force yourself to work on the new skill for 20 hours in total even if you feel demotivated. This would take you to a phase where you don’t find the skill too difficult to understand but find it challenging enough to keep you motivated.
- Document yourself learning the skill. When you see yourself on video is a great way to learn from your mistakes and identify areas that you need to improve. It would also help you recognize how far you’ve come since the beginning when you don’t feel like you’ve made progress.
- Find your skill pals. Creating a support group of sorts would let you discuss your common interests and share your knowledge with them.