The most important skill to master in the 21st century is HOW TO LEARN. 10 steps to become a better learner in 2023:

1. Read more. The most successful people are voracious readers. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Elon Musk are known for their extensive reading habits. If you read a book a week in 2023, your life will explode with new possibilities.

Here's how to read nonfiction much faster and retain more: Read: • Back cover • Jacket flaps • Contents • Introduction • Conclusion • Chapters that interest you • Skim chapters that don't. Learn more in this article: https://blog.mindvalley.com/how-to-read-faster/

2. Write more. Writing serves multiple purposes: • Debugging ideas • Clarifying communication • Growing your network or audience • Better presentations. The more you write, the more you learn.

There are many ways to practice and improve your writing: • Journaling or morning pages • Microblogging / Twitter • Blog posts • A weekly newsletter • Write a book Spend 30 minutes writing every day. Here's @tferriss on the importance of writing: https://youtu.be/65U5byDZ55M

3. Teach more. The most powerful way to learn is to teach. According to the Learning Pyramid model, students retain about 90% of what they're able to teach to others.

I have found that researching, writing about, and then teaching a topic is the quickest way to master a new subject, technology, or industry. Challenge yourself to teach something every week in 2023. You can do it via Tweet, blog post, giving a talk, or teaching a class.

4. Be more curious. The first step to learning is asking questions. There are no stupid questions. Every genuine question opens the door to new ideas or information and expands your knowledge.

Great inventors, founders, artists and imaginators are driven by curiosity. • Who • What • Why • When • Where • How Use these words more and reignite your passion for learning.

5. Learn to code. Steve Jobs said, “Programming teaches you how to think.” Studies have found that coders develop higher cognitive skills on average.

In fact, few cognitive activities are more brain demanding than programming. Coding improves your brain health and prevents neural deterioration. Learning to code makes you a better learner. Start with Python here 👇 freeCodeCamp.org - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/Freecodecamp/videos

6. Learn a new language. John Grundy, a neuroscientist who specializes in bilingualism and the brain, explains that learning a new language causes extensive neuroplasticity in the brain. Your brain gets rearranged, new connections are made and new pathways are formed.

Learning a new language expands your brain and makes you a better learner overall. Pick a language and give it 10 to 15 minutes a day. https://www.duolingo.com/

7. Get better sleep. Most of us are not getting quality sleep. But sleep is necessary for neurogenesis, the process by which neurons are produced and the brain keeps regenerating. https://www.learning-mind.com/neurogenesis-allows-adult-brains-to-change-according-to-the-environment/

Additionally, research from a Harvard study "suggests that sleep plays an important role in memory, both before and after learning a new task." To learn better you need to sleep more. Here are some tips for better sleep:

8. Get into flow more. Flow is where "time flies, every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.” Olympic athletes, and high-performing humans spend are masters of flow.

You can get into flow state by working out, meditating, and spending time in nature. In flow state learning speeds up and you retain more. In fact, flow can improve learning and can amplify creativity by up to 700%. More from @steven_kotler. https://youtu.be/XG_hNZ5T4nY

9. Become a generalist. In the past, specialists were rewarded sooner. But research shows that generalists end up more fulfilled and successful. Winding paths and mental meandering can be sources of power, not disadvantages.

It’s time to ditch the 10,000 hours to mastery approach. Instead, become a master learner by doing regular deep dives into a variety of areas. Learn to make connections across diverse fields and industries. Become a polymath. More from @DavidEpstein https://youtu.be/BQ2_BwqcFsc

10. Hang out with great learners. “The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate – for the good and the bad.” – Colin Powell The good news: you can hang out with some of the smartest learners (& teachers) right here on Twitter.

Resources: How to learn as an adult. If you want to learn as an adult, you need two things: 1. a high level of urgency 2. focus More from this powerful conversation between @hubermanlab and Joe Rogan: https://youtu.be/m3M8TgGPs8c

The science of learning. If you're having a hard time understanding something, it might be best to go away and come back later. Learn why from Dr. Barbara Oakley: https://youtu.be/1FvYJhpNvHY

TLDR: 1. Read more 2. Write more 3. Teach more 4. Be more curious 5. Learn to code 6. Learn a new language 7. Get better sleep 8. Get into flow state more 9. Become a generalist 10. Hang out with great learners

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