How long does it take to learn a new skill? According to this man, only 20 hours

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They say it takes about 10,000 hours of work to master a new skill. But don’t be fooled — we’re talking about really mastering, becoming a world-class expert, the top of the field. While that number might be accurate for total mastery, what if you just want to learn something, and learn it well enough? Most of us just want to learn a new language or a musical instrument for fun, and don’t have the 10,000 hours to dedicated.

According to writer Josh Kaufman, it only takes 20 hours of focused practice to learn something. Focus on those first 20, and you’ll be able to do a lot more than you thought you could, and you’ll be in a great position to keep getting better. Watch his full explanation here:


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