There's a Learning Method to My Madness
Tim Ferriss: I have learned tango, kickboxing, languages – all this crazy stuff. It’s because I had a method and that is a method that you can use.
If there's one thing that I really hope to help people to do, it's to look at the things you’ve given up on, the skills you’ve abandoned, never even got started on or quit, like learning the guitar, playing basketball, learning a language or teaching your kids one of those things.
Take those off the shelf and have all the confidence in the world to attack them head on and believe that you can become world class, in other words, in the top five percent in those things. If you wanted to, you could reach the top five percent at those things in six to 12 months. Because based on everything I’ve seen, based on all of the anomalies I’ve studied, based on all of the regular people that I’ve seen go from really mediocre raw materials to doing incredible things, it’s totally possible. Totally, totally possible.
Look at what I’ve done in the last few years. I’ve figured a few recipes out for learning skills quickly just in the last few years. You look at tango, kickboxing, languages – all this crazy stuff. It’s because I had a method and that is a method that you can use.
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