How To Get Smarter
Eric Barker stashed this in Diabolical Plans For World Domination
Wouldn’t you like to know how to get smarter? Of course.
But is that really going to move the needle over the long haul? Research shows that IQ isn’t all that valuable without a little discipline behind it.
So what’s going to really make a difference? Learning.
Want to learn? Just remember “DiSSS”:
- Deconstruction: Break a skill down into its key elements.
- Selection: Figure out what’s important and what gets used most often.
- Sequencing: Work on the important stuff, not what chronologically comes first.
- Stakes: Use a “commitment device” to make sure you have skin in the game and don’t quit.
So what’s the best way to get started? This is no magic trick. It comes from the heart. The first step is to believe that you can become smarter.