How to Learn New Skills Fast

John Wright Posted by John Wright.

John L. Wright, Ph.D., senior program advisor for the Center for Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, freelancer for  essay dune, chief editor in students newspaper, blogger.

Our success in life is determined by the number of skills that we are able to learn and this is the main reason why we need to put as much effort as possible in learning a large....

Our success in life is determined by the number of skills that we are able to learn and this is the main reason why we need to put as much effort as possible in learning a large number of new skills every time we have the opportunity to do it. In this article, we are going to give you some valuable tips that will help you learn new skills fast.

Choose skills that you enjoy

This is something that goes quite well with the advice successful people give about doing something you feel passionate about. Your skills should also be oriented to the things you would enjoy doing and this is going to prepare you for that ideal job or profession you want to engage.

Forget the talent myth

Most of the time, people limited their skill learning process by thinking that they are not naturally talented for anything. Some people simply learn things faster than others because they feel more passionate about them from day one and this makes a huge difference.

Believe in your ability to learn

If you start thinking that you can’t learn something, you will have a hard time learning it, but if you set no boundaries or limitations to your learning abilities, you will learn a skill much faster.

Identify all aspects of a particular skill

Let’s say you wanted to learn how to play guitar. You need to understand that there are several aspects you have to master. You need to learn to train your ear to play properly. Then you have to us a metronome to see if you are playing with proper tempo and you have to train one hand to handle the notes and another to handle the strumming.

The point is that you need to write down all aspects of your particular skill and this is going to make it easier to learn that skill properly when you get started.

Avoid trying to learn with a personal approach

Those who revolutionize something and create a new way of learning a skill have usually practiced that skill with standard methods that work. If you want to do things your way, it will take much longer to learn a new skill due to a larger trial and error process, but if you stick to methods that have worked for others, you will get amazing results.

Watch talented people

There is no better way to get inspired to learn a new skill and to measure your progress than to watch talented people who have mastered that skill. Fortunately, most skills can be displayed in social media networks and streaming services like YouTube, so take the time to watch some people who excel at the skill you want to learn.

Practice consistently

We all know that practice makes perfect, so it makes sense that we practice the skill we want to master as often as possible. Be consistent with your practice and learn to practice with efficiency to get the best results as fast as possible.


One of the best ways to learn a new skill is to focus the time you spend learning it entirely on that task alone. Don’t try to get more things done at once because this is only going to distract you.

Learning new skills is essential for anyone who wants to become valuable in the business world or in any trade or profession they choose to engage. Keep in mind that the more skills you learn efficiently, the higher your chances for success in any aspect of your life.