How to be a Super-Learner

How to be a Super-Learner

The new-age superhero.

Many of the great minds of history — including Charles Darwin and Leonardo da Vinci — claimed they did not have exceptional natural intelligence. 

They attributed their successes to hard work, dedication, and the ability to learn. 

We all have the brainpower to master a new discipline. Combine that with the proper learning technique and we’re golden. 

Try out these 3 super-learner techniques 

Read. A LOT.  Reading is exercise for the mind. The brain becomes activated on books — growing, making connections and forming patterns. Elon Musk grew up reading two books a day, Bill Gates reads 50 books per year, Mark Zuckerburg puts down at least one book every two weeks.  Super readers = Super learners

Teach! Sharing what you read and learn is the best way to retain it. Psychologists, call it the “retrieval practice,” and it can seriously boost your learning capabilities. 

Take a bunch of breaks. Although this seems counter-productive, downtime is crucial to learning something new.  Research shows that taking short breaks in between learning is the way to go. Any learning session longer than 50 minutes is too much information for your brain to take in at one time. 

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