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#113 - Often, You Can Learn Any Craft As Well As Most Others If You Just Seriously Try

You can learn anything.

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The book How To Gain Friends And Influence People suggests learning names because people respond well to you remembering their names. I was one of those I-can-never-remember-names people. I tried it, and to my surprise, it wasn’t as hard as I thought. I just had to pay attention!

I remember going into a child daycare and saying to a kid, “Hey, Jimmy!” He beamed from ear to ear. I could tell he now thought of me as a good person.

At university, my mind used to drift away during lectures. I thought that was a part of me. Nowadays, I listen to podcasts and audiobooks while I work out, and my mind doesn’t drift if I don’t want it to. It’s just a matter of paying attention.

Kim Jung-Gi became better at drawing by constantly paying attention to what things looked like around him.

If you think you can’t draw hands, cars, or feet, that is just a story you tell yourself. You can learn to draw them. It just requires you focusing on it, practicing, trying, figuring out what is going wrong, really paying attention, trying to fix it, and doing that repeatedly in small iterations. That is how you improve skills, how you train your brain to become better at things.

Focus. Pay attention.

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