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One of the first articles I read this week and I keep seeing great things about this man. I'm already a huge IKEA fan and it feels great to know that Ingvar was such a mindful man.

Tips I discovered this week

This comes from a YouTube channel by Mike Boyd. In regards to learning and that process, here are some tips he's shared:

  1. Set a clear objective - You need an unambiguous milestone to be able to reach and strive for or else you’ll never feel like you’re learning something. Make it something challenging, yet doable. Once you’ve reached it, you can think about making other goals.

  2. Keep learning sessions short - he recommended 20-40 minutes because learning creates a lot of fatigue both mentally and physically. Feel free to adjust since you may have more energy and whatnot. Wake up earlier if you have no time in the day. I also find that keeping learning sessions short and spacing them out really helps with retention.

  3. Break it down - split what you are trying to do into discrete components and then work on them one at a time, then put it all together. Trying to complete a huge task all at once may prove to be too difficult, so one step at a time, slowly and diligently.

  4. Hydration - he stresses that hydration has stopped him from learning more than sleep and hunger, so make sure you drink plenty of water. My personal opinion: correcting my sleep and eating correctly(in terms of time and diet) has also been very helpful for me. 

  5. CELEBRATE! - celebrate and get excited about every little thing you learn. It’s a driving force to continue learning. To be honest, I was skeptical about this, but nothing feels more rewarding than putting another thing I learned on my list, even if it’s as small as learning card tricks.

Other interesting bits:

"We shall be able to communicate with each other instantaneously, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but... we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles. And the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will fit in a vest pocket." - Nikola Telsa, 1926

Came across this on Reddit this week and found the accuracy uncanny. What thoughts do you have that you feel could be foresight?

Alright ya'll, see ya next week.

Justin Smith