Art of Learning New Skills

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​As the almost immortal saying says – "the illiterates of the future won't be those who can not read and write – BUT THOSE WHO CANNOT UNLEARN-LEARN-RELEARN".

This cannot be more-truer in today's Disruptive VUCA world – where the faster than rapidly changing technologies, newer ways of comforts, dwindling resources => has created a generation and population which is suffering from FOMO* and many insecurities YET they must live to meet the criteria effectively.

Now a days by the time you finished learning a new skill – it might have been on its way to OBSOLESCENT – THAT IS WHY LEARNING FASTER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT SKILL THAT YOU CAN ACQUIRE.

Survival of the fittest in this cut-throat competitive world – is something that all of us have to Master

But Learning for the sake of learning is MOST USELESS and pointless.

In India – we have graduate engineers – 90%+ of whom have degrees BUT ARE NOT EMPLOYABLE. Such a Waste of Time, Money, Efforts, Aspirations, Energies etc etc

Then All over the world we have people living in dysfunctional and toxic parental as well as marital relationship.

Besides the above two paragraphs - Most of the people are working in jobs where they feel trapped.

Because of all these reasons – one in three person needs prolonged therapy and counseling to live better – in INDIA THIS IS ONE IN 1.5.

Yesterday's as well as today's skills are changing so fast that – UNLESS YOU MAKE YOURSELF A PRO-ACTIVE LEARNER [a person who seeks to improve his/her quality of life and live better – in every day basis] – you will be left out of the MAIN-RACE and will have to be in the RAT-RACE.

The speed at which we learn is most important. The learning is not only a Skill – but also a mental habit and attitude.

Art of Learning and Learning faster - can be mastered by anyone – with enough practice.

Although all of us can learn anything – BUT TO MASTER => WE NEED NOT ONLY TO PUT EFFORTS, PRACTICE, and are FOCUSED – but we also need to enjoy learning and unlearning AND we need to become a person who CAN discern WHAT WE NEED TO LEARN.

The biggest impediment to learning is our EGO, Our College University Degrees, Our Successes, Our insecurities [which makes us think that I know it OR that I am right].

The method of learning – 6 simple rules


1.Identify the areas of your life – which needs to change and are making you feel frustrated or restless

2.Identify what you need to learn – meaning, which Skills, Knowledge, Habits, Abilities, Attitude – will create most profound change that we are looking for desperately

3.Identifying – how to learn – meaning, doing what will improve your skills[e,g. observing a master, learning under a mentoring doing real-time etc etc]

4.Identifying how to put into practice IMMEDIATELY – what you have learned in small bytes

5.Identifying and improvising for greater effectiveness that you have mastered

6.Looking for habits or skills those are Obsolete and are holding you down AND start unlearning, stop practicing

28 Essential Skills Those We Need to Learn, Use and master to succeed , be happy, grow

{Please read all my blogs on leadership, entrepreneurial, communication etc etc along with the following plus all the * marked ones in My Blog "From the heart of Subhashis" in Success Unlimited Mantra]


1.The 36 Types of Intelligence* – NONE OF US LEARN these in our formal school and college years [very few people ever even realize in their life-time that their most problems come from not having these skills] – some of these skills that I have mentioned in my this blog on 36 Intelligence will actually make to understand what we all miss

2.Habits of discipline*

3.Habits of perseverance*

4.Habits of Risk-taking*

5.Habits of Simplifying*

6.Habits of Bouncing back from failures*

7.Habits of observations*

8.Habits of Assertiveness*

9.Skills of Creativity*

10.Skills of Communication*

11.Skills of Conflict Resolution*

12.Skills of Handling Difficult people*

13.Skills of Bouncing Back from Failures*

14.Skills of Going Ahead in Spite of Our Fears*

15.Habits of Being Consistent*

16.Skills of Being Good Observer*

17.Skills of being Professional*

18.Skills of Letting Go*

19.Skills of Negotiation*

20. Selling skills*

21.Master the art of Listening*

22. Master the art of Asking Questions

23. Art of Storytelling Presentation *

24. Learning How to Learn*

25. Learn the art of Perseverance*

26. Skills of Entrepreneurship*

27.Skills of Giving your 100%*

28. Art of When to Give-up*

+My other Blogs*

57 Ways How to learn and How to Learn faster


1.Stop Believing in the Talent/creativity/entrepreneurial/musical/art etc Myth- most of us believe that talent is innate => in fact our Talent build more through practice than by genes

2.Learn only when you enjoy learning and know that it is actually going to create major meaningful difference in the quality of your life

3.Never pressurize yourself to learn – it has to be fun

4.Find your own learning style and natural ways you learn AND try to use this consciously

5.Don't memorize but understand the concept

6.Watch from the professionals and the masters – and then using the NLP modeling techniques practice

7.Read, watch listen to the masters

8.Be an Action-Person, Learn by doing – learn and it into practice immediately – however small

9.Be Curious – say you don't understand a small thing in an important task – don't avoid learning about it

10.Be a great observer* – without trying to consciously remember anything

11.Mix with people who are high-achievers, smarter than you are, more experienced, more knowledgeable and are considered masters in their areas

12.Experiment and fail in newer things

13.Always go for excellence*

14.Always try to identify at least 6 different perspectives, meanings and explanations in every situation

15.Always look for multiple solutions and answers and possibilities as well as choice – which exists

16.Set a vision board – and put your ultimate Big-Picture as Vividly as possible – in pictures and Celebrate your every learning milestones

17.Practice till you master the skill – never ever leave it at mediocre level

18.Take a single technique or idea and practice it until you internalize it.

Focus on a group of techniques or ideas and practice them until you internalize them.

19.Learn to play the instrument

20. Learn to Photography

21.Learn to Cook

22. Know when to procrastinate deliberately*

23. Learn to visualize

24. Find A Mentor*

25. Find Your Whys - There are many different "whys" that can drive you when it comes to acquiring new skills -MAKE SURE A LACK OF TALENT ISN'T YOUR EXCUSE

26. HAVE REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS WHEN LEARNING A NEW SKILL – any skill to master takes time – because There's nothing that will stop you from acquiring a new skill faster than big disappointments

27.Understand that The beginnings are always slow and very frustrating

28. SET VERY SPECIFIC GOALS FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO MASTER

29. Do PRELIMINARY RESEARCH for your SKILL ACQUISITION PLAN

30. Create A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT around you for learning

31.Use THE BEST LEARNING PRACTICES

32. Break down the learning into manageable chunks of sub-skills

33. Go for Spaced repetition

34. Use different concepts, approaches and techniques in the same learning session

35. Get out of your comfort zone* - learn to be comfortable with dis-comfort*

36. First a master a chunk then only go to the next part

37.Use boredom to your advantage*

38. Rest well, eat healthy and exercise regularly – be physically*, emotionally*, mentally* fit*

39. LIST THE SKILLS YOU WANT TO MASTER AND RANK THEM PROPERLY

40. Find an accountability partner

41.Join a relevant forum or meet up group – In the internet age, there's a community to fit every kind of skill imaginable

42. Track your progress

43. Practice with a SMART goal to accomplish

44. Jump into finding solutions to your problems and then filling in gaps in your skills as needed

45. Find a teacher or course to accelerate the learning stage

46. Start Learning Today - Don't wait for the perfect moment

47.Use Pareto Principle of 80/20 - Identify the 20% major skills those can give you profound impact

48. Don't make learning a chore – find reasons to enjoy the learning journey

49. Learning is a skill and fast learning can be mastered

50. Always Deconstruct the Skill you want to learn – as Most skills are not one skill Instead, they're a bundle of skills

51.Don't Reinvent the Wheel

52. Move from Learning to Applying Immediately

53. Set Aside One Hour Every Day and Create a Space for Learning

54. Don't Be Afraid of Making Mistakes*

55.Consciously ditch the Need for Instant Gratification

56. Practice Everywhere

57.Learn Enough to Self-Correct

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