Learning to learn

Published on Nov 15, 2020

I have a continuous list of goals that I have maintained for a long time. I don't run out of things I want to learn, get better at or be an absolute expert in. I get easily motivated when I watch a movie, read a book or meet people. I find all that gives me things to add to that list.

However, it was in 2019 that I felt like I got a lot of the things on my list done.... writing being on of those things. And there is something about learning how to do something brand new, that increases the belief and confidence for anything else... almost like a trigger that can't be shut off...

After recently getting a certification after learning a topic I had dreaded, I feel energized to keep going. This recent success has made me realize that what I gained was the skill of learning to learn. As much as skills like writing, communication, marketing etc are all core skills - learning is a skill that can amplify them all. That's what first drew me to Tim Ferris. He is one of the best people in the world at learning things that are completely unrelated. He can speak many different languages, he knows martial arts, he knows how to cook a disk from almost all cultures in the world and he keeps going. Tim Ferris has a system for things that he does. He focuses on building an efficient and effective system. Once that is set, he applies it to different things to benefit from the system. His main skill - is that he knows how to learn.

I feel like I have unlocked my mind this past few weeks. I want to keep learning.
I want to keep sharpening the skill of learning how to learn.
Chasing compound effect once again.