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The Keys To Learning Fast

Lady Reading A Book For Fast Learning

The reality is we’re all learning everyday. We’re soaking up information all day long. Whether it be on the train, talking to a mate or playing the guitar, our brains are absorbing information.

But what if you could introduce a few learning hacks to focus your efforts and learn faster.

It all starts with focusing your efforts on what you really want to do in life. Then you can use certain techniques and mind-sets to make sure you’re getting the most out of your time.

Learn anything faster with the following tips.

Setting Long-Term Goals

The big question is what do you really want to do in life?

Can you see a clear picture of the kind of person you want to be in the distant future?

This is probably the biggest thing you could ask yourself. But, getting that bigger picture sorted will help provide guidance and clarity when trying to make it happen.

Think of that picture as a kind of shepherd and aim high, don’t sell yourself short!

From that bigger picture, you can map out long-term goals. They could be getting a degree, losing 8 pounds of body weight or doubling your salary.

Whatever they are, your long-term goals will involve gaining knowledge.

Throughout your process of learning, keep that picture in your mind. It’ll keep you focused. It’ll get you through the difficult times.

Breaking Things Down Into Bite-size Pieces

Now you’ve got your long-term goals, it’s time to make them digestible. It’s time to break them down into smaller, more manageable chunks.

What things will you need to do to get to your long-term destination? Will you need to go to more networking events? Study a course online? Hit the gym twice a week?

The great thing about smaller goals is that you’re going to get a buzz out of completing them. That’s scientific fact.

With each success, your brain releases a chemical called dopamine. When dopamine flows in the brain’s reward pathway, we get feelings of pleasure, motivation and experience greater concentration.

Scientists have shown that higher levels of dopamine are linked to forming lifelong habits, such as perseverance.

It’s the consistent completion of your small-term goals which is going to make you learn faster. It’s an upward spiral. You can literally get addicted to it.

A Little Bit Everyday

Quite frankly, you can’t escape the fact that you’ll need to put the hours in. The more time you spend doing something, the quicker you get it done.

Pick the same time everyday to learn so you can get used to it. It could be before work or after work. Only has to be an hour at least, but it builds up. Putting the hours in is what counts.

Doing a bit everyday keeps your mind on the task. Doing it at the same time everyday sets a routine. Setting a routine makes you more productive.

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