How Can I Master skills Fast?
It is sometimes uneasy, if not totally draining, becoming a master or gaining mastery in a particular skill.
You know those times you needed a particular skill to sail in your career, you only didn’t have the whole time to master this skill.
Have you ever struggled to learn a new skill fast while knowing nothing about it? This article will show you a method to learn new skills in a fun, engaging and exciting way.
How can I master skills fast?
DECIDE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT
This step can be really easy and hard at the same time. It depends on your level of self awareness. Frankly, if you’re able to define exactly what you want to be able to do, the easier it will be for you to find ways to accomplish that desire to end result as quickly and efficiently as possible.
You see people all over the place, they seem to be learning all skills, these type of people, give them a long time, there will still come out as novice or amateur in a skill.
Choose which skill you want already and go for that alone, at least until you master it then you can decide which skill to go into next.
DECONSTRUCT THE SKILL
Yes, most of the skills that we think of as skills aren’t really just one skill.
As a matter of fact, they’re bundles of smaller sub-skills that we use in combination with each other.
Let’s take programming for example, it’s not just one thing. In fact, it’s a bundle of all sorts of things. To master coding skills, you need to increase your critical thinking and debugging skills, learn the ins and outs of the framework you’ll be doing, etc.
Same for golf, basketball, sales and other skills. Instead of learning let’s say basketball as a global skill, try to break your dream skill into it’s sub-skill, then decide which of the sub-skill you will like to master first, wanting to learn the full skill at once can be draining and often times, you see yourself giving up.
Have you ever thought of how skills are passed along?
Let’s say for example you want to learn karate , kung Fu, boxing etc, the best way to learn is not just practicing on your own – that will take a long time to get through with that skill, but you just have to practice with other people – people who like you want to learn too ( you can always learn from those who learn faster than you or ask questions when you need help).
And more importantly have a mentor/coach or instructor. They are the fundamentals. The steps you get from your mentor are practical and can drive you to mastery even faster, so when you practice alone you can always run back to him for explanations and correction.
You can’t master a skill in a very short time ( maybe you don’t want to be a master).
I know a neighbor ( male ) who wanted to learn electrical designs, I remember how his boss always carried him along whenever he had a contract. He told the young man (let’s call him K) who was an apprentice with him, that it will take him 2 years to master the skill before he can start practicing.
I later learnt K wasn’t patient for the 2 years as planned, he started practicing, then got into problem when he almost burnt a client house because of his amateur knowledge. Today K is no longer practicing, because no one trust his ability anymore.
Mastery takes time. Somehow, you can learn a skill in a short period of time but not to a complex mastery. So, if you most learn a skill and know it at all,save some patience in your bank.
This comes to play if the skill you want to master can be found in books or internet, so while trying to browse through the internet or read books, research just enough, this will help you identify basic sub-skills in the skill you are about to learn, so you decide which sub-skill you want to master first before another.
Research will help you understand how you will be able to self correct as you are practicing. Remember this particular point doesn’t involve physical presence where you have people around you to also learn and take correction from.
Tip: Practice with seriousness, makes perfect.
You don’t just practice without seriousness, you walk away from a skill you want to learn, then come back to it after sometime.
You may master the skill – no doubt but not as soon as you want. Mastering a skill has so much to do with wanting something and going aggressively for it with the aim of not giving up or relaxing till you know it.
Don’t be like K. Don’t start practicing when you you know you aren’t sure if you are already a master. There’s a beautiful feeling that comes with perfection after doing something.
If people must call you a guru in a particular skill then you have to earn it.
Now over to you;
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Written by Marywhite Ewona