So if you’re the kind of person that wants to learn things faster,
or finish a day’s
work in 2 to 3 hours, then this video might actually help you.
I know I was a slow learner and it took
me 3 years to be below average at playing guitar,
3 whole years when I could’ve been there in 1/3 of the time.
I really enjoy learning new stuff so I had to change my approach.
After few weeks of searching I’ve encountered an
idea that really helped me to go crazy fast through the learning curve.
I used it to learn programming, and literallyI was amazed.
I was confident in android and finished my first freelance project
in just 4 months.
When I think back,
I am so glad that I stumbled upon the concept, because I would’ve wasted
12 months for something I’ve learned in 4.
So what helped me, is the Pomodoro Technique.
It was invented it in the early 1990 by Francesco Cirillo,
it was named after the kitchen timer,
shaped like a tomato,
he used to track his work as a university student.
And it goes like this:
First pick something you want to work on,
set a timer for 25 minutes, and focus extremely
hard on the task you are working on,
if a distraction pops in your head, write it down
on a piece of paper and get back on the task immediately.
After the timer rings take a 5 minute break.
That is one Pomodoro session.
After 4 Pomodoro sessions take a longer break of 20-30 minutes,
and repeat the process.
It sounds simple, but the KEY part is
that you must be EXTREMELY focused during the session,
没有手机 没有脸书 没有任何东西
no phone, no facebook, nothing.
Our brain tends to be very effective
at remembering and connecting information when we are extremely
This dates back to our ancestors,
they had to pay attention when a predator was nearby,
it was a life or death situation,
and when they focused the brain worked really hard
to collect all the information and store it,
so in the future the encounter would likely
to be in their favor.
But in today’s world,
so many of us just lost the ability to focus. Yes,
I did spend an hour a day on the guitar,
but also I checked Facebook, watched 3 different
covers of the same song on YouTube and practiced
in those 60 minutes, so my brain thought it
was nothing important, and I got the mediocreresults I had.
When I implemented the concept to learn coding,
my daily schedule was 12 Pomodoro sessions
each 25 minutes long and 5 minutes of restin between.
After 4 pomodoros I would take longer breakof 20 minutes.
I was skeptical at first if this would even work,
but after 4 weeks I was amazed how much
stuff I learned.
I’ve never been so productive in my life,
and It also helped me to overcome the procrastination
I was facing, because I didn’t thought
about the number of hours I need to lock myself
in and study.
Instead I had to finish just 1 Pomodoro session at a time.
You can use the Pomodoro technique to virtually anything,
whether it be learning something new,
practicing an instrument, studying for college,
I literally use it at this moment
while writing this script.
Instead of spending 6-7 hours of diffused work,
and spend my entire day writing a script,
I just do 4 Pomodoro sessions and I
get the same amount of work done.
Don’t be like the old me and spend 3 years
for something that can be done in 6 months.
It’s not about how much time you spend,
but how effectively you spend your time that matters.
So now that you’re familiar with the concept,
It’s up to you whether or not you will actually
test it on yourself or just click away to the next video.
Anyway thanks for watching and I’ll see younext time.