Why you need to Learn Multiple Skills Constantly and Quickly in the Future

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1. Teach Someone

How are you suppose to teach someone before even you learn? The key here is, you need not teach a real person, you can teach someone in your imagination! It’s simple to practice too — imagine you’re teaching whatever you’ve learnt so far to a friend or a family member — you can teach aloud or inside your head, whichever you’re comfortable with.

2. Argue with yourself

This is also a technique I personally follow. Most of us have this internal self — we treat it like someone else inside of ourselves. Usually, argument happens when two people have a different opinion or opposing views, to defend our opinion/view we try to come up with new ways to explain the concept under discussion. During this process our understanding of the skill/concept deepens, making it impossible to forget the skill we’re learning.

3. Practice

However effective the other techniques are, the best way to learn a new skill is to practice, and it’s the most common technique too. Practise doesn’t mean repeating the sequence of steps, again and again — to get ‘skilled’ quickly you need to introduce variation in it. When you are learning a skill or a tool — don’t work with the same problem again and again — try solving a new problem, which you have the least idea on solving it.

Conclusion

The biggest threat today is we don’t know with certainty which job is under threat of technology replacing it. We live in a time where change is rapid and unpredictable and the best way to prepare for the future is to be flexible!

I write about Self-Development, Skills, Learning, and Creativity.

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