But with just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing pretty well. Here’s how:
Deconstruct the skill. The more you can break down a skill into parts, the more you can find the most important bits to practice first.
Self-correct. Use reference materials to learn just enough that you know when you’re making a mistake and can correct yourself.
Remove barriers to learning. Identify and remove anything that distracts you from focusing on the skill you want to learn. Don’t procrastinate on Wikipedia.
Practice for 20 hours. This equals about 40 minutes a day for a month. “I don’t have time” just got blown out the water.
What was the last thing that you taught yourself?