Learning A New Skill – Not What You Expected?

Your Definitive Guide To Learning A New Skill





7 Powerful Tips To Learning A New Skill





“Learning is a series of steps”  says Zoë B,(Tiny Buddha) a strategist, coach and author of the SimpleLifeStrategies blog.




If you’re learning a new skill, breaking a new habit, or simply trying to change yourself for the better, it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen if you commit.





Here Are Zoë B’s (Tiny Buddha) 7 Steps To Learning A New Skill





Step 1 – Embrace the fear.

  • Fear is a natural emotion—one we cannot avoid.
  • We naturally fear the unknown, so when we start to learn a new skill or hobby, it’s likely there will be a certain amount of fear involved.
  • The only way to overcome fear is to face it.
  • The good news is, once you face it, it usually disappears and leaves you feeling empowered knowing that you conquered it.




Step 2 – Be patient.

  • It takes time to learn a new skill.
  • We must be patient and not expect too much, too quickly.
  • Unrealistic expectations are the quickest route to giving up.




Step 3 – Take baby steps.

  • Don’t try and run before you can walk.
  • While it’s good to throw yourself in, it’s important to take incremental steps to gradually inch closer to the goal of learning the new skill.
  • Know that it’s the small, consistent steps that will lead to a greater change in the long run, and that there are dangers associated with jumping in too quickly.




Step 4 – Persist.

  • When you have a day where you feel like throwing in the towel, this is the most important day not to quit.
  • If you can just keep pushing through the tough, challenging days, you will eventually get there.




Step 5 – Practice self-awareness.

  • If something is really challenging for you, think about why you’re having an issue and try to come up with a way to fix it.
  • Overcome the negative thoughts that are sabotaging your efforts by simply knowing that…..“You are in control.”




Step 6 – Don’t take things too seriously.

  • If you find yourself blowing things out of proportion, try and make light of the situation.




Step 7 – Believe in yourself.

  • This really does make all the difference.
  • Believe that you can do it.
  • Try visualizing yourself having learned the new skill in a few months time.
  • Imagine a real-life situation where you are using the skill and the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel.
  • This is a great way to motivate yourself when you feel like giving up.




Know you will get there—one step at a time.






If you enjoyed this post and found TONS OF VALUE from Zoe B of Tiny Buddha, please do yourself a favor and share with all who you feel will benefit from knowing this information…..Thank You!





Sharing Is Caring!





To Your Success,
Joan Harrington


Facebook Comments