Late night story
Hello dear Reader, sorry for the late post. This is the first time I am putting my thoughts late in the night . We are almost close to the midnight and I believe I will get an extra hour of sleep tonight ( Daylights saving duh).
I am trying to figure out the art of perfect learning. Does it exist ? Or is it a myth that is propagated by lesser knowns to drive people into pit of distress trying. In my childhood, even until the high school, I never tried hard to learn something . It just came to me ( or so I think ). I still learnt science and the history lessons just by listening in the class. As time progressed, I had to revise what I learnt. Sometimes it takes twice the amount it takes just to listen in the class. Practical demonstrations are much needed now to reconfirm my understanding of some topic. Attention is something that can’t be divided for any study. You have to focus your time on the material until everything around you blurs and time itself ceases to exist. Such state of studying are very much hard to come by with so many distractions and worries. But I believe there is a way to adapt and learn faster. To cover maximum ground in a single hour that wasn’t possible even on full day of effort. This one answer on attention is good starting point for anyone. Also I would recommend this book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. If you are someone like me working in the software industry, empathy about the end user helps you understand the system much faster than only relying on the nuts and bolts of system design. Sometimes the need to understand the whole picture lets you see the required learning blocks. Also if you like Elon Musk or just curious how he jumps from such diverse fields like rocketry, electric cars, online payments and solar industry, you should definitely check out this article.
How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else
How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields…
This answer from Elon musk should definitely give you an idea on how to approach learning
Why am I so concerned about learning ? Well our time is limited and even less as age progresses. There comes a time when you are needed to understand something in quite a little time. You might as well start to sharpen your mind before the battle.