We often do things the way we were taught, not because it’s the best way to do it. By keeping you mind open to new ideas and a little amount of research, you could be surprised by the vastly superior and more productive techniques that you can discover, that can boost your productivity and efficiency.
I often see people hitting balls endlessly at the golf driving range with the wrong technique. They are taking Massive Action, but that action is not aligned with their long-term goal of becoming a better golfer. If anything, it is making them worse since it is reinforcing the wrong swing.Sunil Saxena – Author – Massive Action equals Massive Results
Every skill has it’s own special requirements, which is where it is virtually impossible to list out the right techniques for specific skills. Additionally, since we all learn in different ways, the right technique for one person may end up being the wrong technique for someone else.
The important thing to keep in mind, is that before you get into the intensive practice and action phase, you spend adequate time experimenting and trying out different techniques, to find the technique that works the best for you.
Top Books on the Right Learning Technique
These books are all great pointers with relation to the great importance of learning in the right, vs the wrong or almost right ways.
Other concepts on Learning Skills, Productivity
Continous Self Learning
Our requirements of knowledge are constantly changing – driven by new responsibilities that we take on and constant changes that are taking place in the marketplace. The only way to remain relevant and at the top of our game, is through a process of continuous and constant self-learning.
Investing time and money learning new skills is incredibly important, but are you investing sub-optimally. There are learning processes and techniques that can supercharge your learning, and some errors that can act as impediments to your learning progress.
Batching is where you gather all similar tasks and do them all at once. By completing them this way, you can maximize your focus on one type of task over a period of time, and therefore greatly increase your productivity on that particular job.
People get so tied down in getting things done, that they often lose sight of what it the real outcome (or value) of all the things that they are doing. Being Busy is often a sign of a person who has not prioritized his/her activities and is working on low-value repetitive tasks, with little to show in terms of results. There is no virtue in being busy. What matters are your results.