It’s awesome to be a self-learner. Not only does it put the power of knowledge and skill into your own hands, but it’s also a cost-effective way to advance your skills and marketability.
But, for some professionals, time is of the essence, and many might feel they don’t have much to spare. Well, here’s a strategy to help you learn a new skill as quickly as possible:
Decide what you want to achieve.
What do you want to be able to do? Setting a specific target performance level makes it easier to identify exactly what you’ll need to practice to perform at the level you desire.
2. Break the skill into smaller sub-skills.
Most of the things we think of as skills (like “tennis” or “market analysis”) are actually bundles of smaller sub-skills that are used in combination. By deconstructing the skill into manageable parts, practice becomes less intimidating, and you can work on improving one sub-skill at a time.