Essay on What If I Told You

1249 Words Oct 12th, 2016 5 Pages
What if I told you 20 hours is all it takes to learn something new. Not a lot of time, wouldn’t you agree? Josh Kaufman states in his Ted talk called The first 20 hours that with “45 minutes a day for about a month” one can go from being completely incompetent to the point where once you complete your 20 hours of practicing you will be amazed with the results (9:13). Josh Kaufman believes that with his 4 steps one can learn anything. He formulated this method with intensive research. Through Kaufman method my eyes opened up and realized the endless amounts of possibilities that can be amounted to. Want to learn a new language? Go for it. Want to learn how to cook? Why not. The possibilities are endless and the great thing is if you didn’t catch it at first is that all you need is 20 hours. Yes, 20 hours which can easily be Brocken up to 45 minutes a day for about a month and even having some days off. In Using Josh Kaufman 4 step method effectively, one can learn how to play the game of basketball. The idea of learning a new skill can be overwhelming. Learning, in the way that humans can, is one of the fundamental ways that set us apart from all other species on Earth. Skills acquisition is one of those kinds of learning that we do really well, and many of us want to do more of, better and faster. Through Kaufman research all he could find was that it takes 10,000 hours to learn something new. Professor K. Ander Erikson is the creature of the 10,000-hour rule. The…

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