The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

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  • 13/03/2013 को प्रकाशित
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    Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.
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  • James Benton Ticer
    James Benton Ticer 7 साल पहले +38

    I am almost at my 20th hour of watching TEDx talks and I have to say I AM getting pretty good at this.

  • Your ATTRACTION Coach
    Your ATTRACTION Coach साल पहले +4

    "The main barrier is not intellectual -- it's EMOTIONAL." Amen to that.

  • Shin
    Shin   +321

    "The main barrier is not intellectual - it's emotional" was taken to heart. Thanks for the video

  • Eli Schlenker

    This is 110% correct. Looking back on every skill I've learned and accounted my hours for, it is around the 15 - 20 hour range that I feel "I got the hang of this" and that the dream isn't foolish, but by practice and repetition, the perception becomes reality.

  • Mithiii
    Mithiii  +414


  • 岡田和久


  • Stargate
    Stargate 2 साल पहले +4

    I really believe in everything he has just said. It is important to avoid procrastination guys. I am telling you this because of my life experience. I moved to Canada when I was 20 years old and my life has changed completely. I was studying computer engineering in my home country and was about to complete my 3rd year when my mother took the decision to move to Canada. It was really difficult at the beginning because of the language and culture. My knowledge about English was probably between 30% and 45%, so I had to invest part of time studying English. I proposed to myself that I had to learn the language at a university level in 1 year, and it worked. I still need improvements, but I feel really proud of myself because I was able to learn the language. After having learned English, I applied to University of Toronto to study Computer Science, and since the semester was going to start on September of the following year, I took that year to study everything about my career. I took my time to study advanced functions, calculus, physics and programming. What do I mean about all of this? You can learn everything you want if you really want to. The crucial part of all of this is to believe that you can do it. I personally do not believe in what the science says about the "SPECIAL KIDS". We all are smart beings that have the same capacities to learn everything we want. You can do it guys if you are willing to take the effort. I hope you have a great day and I wish you all the best ☺️. NEVER GIVE UP.

  • Ned Hesser

    The best, most exciting, most practical, most fascinating Ted talk that I continue to come back to you again and again. Read the book multiple times, applied it to everything from learning a new language to fixing up my house, to now developing my skills as a ham radio operator. Thank you so much for this.

  • AgoodNameForMe
    AgoodNameForMe 21 घंटे पहले +5

    Im a English and Japanese learner, and I couldn't agree more with this video. The biggest barrier which obstructs you is emotional--'Im afraid of failure, Im afraid that what I've done wont work ect.'

  • Sean Theiss

    Thanks so much! This is so true. When I was 13 I really wanted to learn the guitar, and three months with daily working at it the way they tried to teach it in school got me nowhere. 2 years later I tried again with a totally different approach, basically just having fun with it and not being afraid of making mistakes but learning from them and 6 months later I was in a good band playing the lead guitar. No one expects you to learn anything by doing it right from the beginning anyway so just dive into it, make some mistakes and have fun. Learning rocks!

  • Shiping Wang

    Love it! Put 20 hours practice in it and have fun!

  • RSS ram sound system

    What I learned is: we need to be able to deconstruct the skill, and learn enough to self assess our progress eliminating diseraction while practice time, and put our 20 hours .This was so excellent.

  • Sanyam Sood
    Sanyam Sood 2 साल पहले +3

    1. Deconstruct the skill. Decide what you exactly want to do with skill and break the skill, practice the most important skills.

  • sp00ked s0up

    This makes learning something more digestible instead of getting overwhelmed by the task. So right. Wish I watched this earlier in my life :’-)

  • Priscelle Agnes Togonon
    Priscelle Agnes Togonon 4 घंटे पहले

    This is more than 20 hours of learning, practicing and having fun. Thank you sir :)

  • Luís Fernando Garcia

    1 - decida exatamente o que você quer ser capaz de fazer quando você abacar, e então olhe para a habilidade e divida-a em pequenos pedaços. A maior parte das habilidades que queremos aprender, na verdade são grandes pacotes de habilidades que requerem diferentes coisas. Quanto mais dividirmos essa habilidade, mais somos capazes de decidir quais são as partes da habilidade que irão realmente nos ajudar a conseguirmos o que queremos. E dessa forma podemos praticar primeiro as coisas mais importantes, e dessa forma seremos capazes de melhorar a nossa performance no menor tempo possível.

  • Co Tien Nhieu
    Co Tien Nhieu साल पहले +90

    20hour Rules

  • vy trần

    Amazing inspirational speech 👏👏👏 You're so right that the major barrier to learning new thing is not intellectual, it's about emotional! We all start at zero point but if we keep practising and working hard on it, we will soon get better at it 😊 Enjoy what you're doing and find a way work best for you, hope all of us will achieve our happiness and goals 💟

  • Noob Hunter
    Noob Hunter साल पहले +5

    20hour Rules

  • David Barak
    David Barak साल पहले +10

    I'd like to add an un-researched fifth element to learning - don't make it learning, make it discovery, and in some ways that mindset will make learning even easier. When I was first "learning" photography it wasn't that I set out with any particular goal, but I found the theories, processes and results of photography interesting and so my learning process was me discovering more and more about photography. Now that I think about it, considering acquiring knowledge and experience through discovery rather than learning might be the most natural way.