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.
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