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From Omar's Desk: Ultralearning

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How to become an expert in ANYTHING FAST:

1. Metalearning: Start with research. Understand your subject and set clear learning goals. Identify and avail top techniques and resources for learning the subject at hand.

2. Selective Learning: Don't try and learn it all at once. Prioritize key concepts and skills. Apply the Pareto Principle by focusing on the 20% of content that yields 80% of the results.

3. Focus: Concentrate in a distraction-free environment. Improved focus equals better learning. Use techniques like Time Blocking, Deep Work or Pomodoro Technique to enhance concentration.

4. Directness: Practice the real thing. If it's coding, start coding. If it's language, start speaking. Avoid the temptation of easier or more comfortable alternatives.

5. Drill: Break complex skills into parts. Tackle each part individually for overall improvement. Practice these intensely.

6. Retrieval: Active retrieval beats reviewing. Use tools like flashcards, practice tests, or even summarizing what you’ve learned without looking at your notes to enhance retention.

7. Experimentation: Try various learning techniques. Be flexible as not all methods suit every subject or individual. This might mean mixing traditional note-taking with mind mapping, using spaced repetition for memorization, or alternating between solo and group study sessions. Retrospect and adjust.

These tips are drawn from the book "Ultralearning" by Scott H Young, shared by Omar's Desk. Apply these principles to unleash the power of aggressive, self-directed learning and fuel your personal and career growth.