The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

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    Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way.

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James Benton Ticer
James Benton Ticer

I am almost at my 20th hour of watching TEDx talks and I have to say I AM getting pretty good at this.

Vor 6 years
James Benton Ticer
James Benton Ticer

@Vandelay Industries there are no bushes anywhere near where I live :)

Vor Tag
sahil kapoor
sahil kapoor

@Jon White One great enthusiast Petyr baelish said , "Knowledge is Power"

Vor 16 Tage
YeahBabyWhooo
YeahBabyWhooo

Put a 10k of hours and you'd be a pro. 👍

Vor Monat
DeAsUnJa
DeAsUnJa

LOL! 😀

Vor Monat
Mark Anguiano
Mark Anguiano

ROFL!

Vor Monat
Eli Schlenker
Eli Schlenker

This is 110% correct. Looking back on every skill I've learned and accounted my hours for, it is around the 15 - 20 hour range that I feel "I got the hang of this" and that the dream isn't foolish, but by practice and repetition, the perception becomes reality.

Vor 3 Monate
R3plicant
R3plicant

@Jack Hirst true

Vor 3 Tage
Jack Hirst
Jack Hirst

@R3plicant Work as hard as you can and as smart as you can, ignore the 20 hour rule or 1000 hour rule (whatever it was) bc its interesting but its acc a waste of time to look at. A bit like this conversation we are having.

Vor 3 Tage
R3plicant
R3plicant

​@Jack Hirst firstly, you only need 1000 words to have a basic conversation, secondly, maybe we can split language learning into speaking/listening/word memorising, and when we put 20 hours in each of this skills, we could have a good basic conversation with people. But I agree that this exactly 20 hour number may be interpreted how I want and I made not 20 hour but 100 hours of skills that I need to put my effort. Generally this number just shows that we need to put way less time into a skill to learn, than we think

Vor 4 Tage
Jack Hirst
Jack Hirst

@R3plicant there is 10000 plus words to learn by listening, speaking and written. Plus different patterns, grammar etc. This 20 hour rule is definitely bollocks when it comes to language learning.

Vor 4 Tage
R3plicant
R3plicant

@Jack Hirst But, maybe, you can listen french now? You just have learned different skill :) But honestly, I am at about mine 20th hour of learning spanish and I am bad at speaking too, but I can undestand what is conversation is about. Maybe that's because I am only speaked spanish for only 2 hours?

Vor 4 Tage
Study Hard💖
Study Hard💖

10:30 - 11:15 is the life changing quote for me. Trying to be a perfectionist at everything and eventually procrastinating is the thing that I'm doing over these years. Thank you 💖

Vor Monat
r0conscious
r0conscious

You're a wholesome person

Vor Monat
Slaggerknot
Slaggerknot

@cat 000 just type it and it will be linkable

Vor Monat
cat 000
cat 000

how did you type the time

Vor Monat
Shin
Shin

"The main barrier is not intellectual - it's emotional" was taken to heart. Thanks for the video

Vor 6 Monate
cat 000
cat 000

somebody already said that

Vor Monat
sp00ked s0up
sp00ked s0up

This makes learning something more digestible instead of getting overwhelmed by the task. So right. Wish I watched this earlier in my life :’-)

Vor 2 Monate
Stargate
Stargate

I really believe in everything he has just said. It is important to avoid procrastination guys. I am telling you this because of my life experience. I moved to Canada when I was 20 years old and my life has changed completely. I was studying computer engineering in my home country and was about to complete my 3rd year when my mother took the decision to move to Canada. It was really difficult at the beginning because of the language and culture. My knowledge about English was probably between 30% and 45%, so I had to invest part of time studying English. I proposed to myself that I had to learn the language at a university level in 1 year, and it worked. I still need improvements, but I feel really proud of myself because I was able to learn the language. After having learned English, I applied to University of Toronto to study Computer Science, and since the semester was going to start on September of the following year, I took that year to study everything about my career. I took my time to study advanced functions, calculus, physics and programming. What do I mean about all of this? You can learn everything you want if you really want to. The crucial part of all of this is to believe that you can do it. I personally do not believe in what the science says about the "SPECIAL KIDS". We all are smart beings that have the same capacities to learn everything we want. You can do it guys if you are willing to take the effort. I hope you have a great day and I wish you all the best ☺️. NEVER GIVE UP.

Vor 2 years
Brian Cha
Brian Cha

thank you. Your words are really inspiring. I am now encouraged to study hard becase I believe I can do it after reading your words!

Vor 22 Tage
Nantesniente
Nantesniente

@Dilaine Souza muito bom

Vor Monat
Mythka
Mythka

Thankyou stargate I really appreciate your comment. May life take you where you are meant to be

Vor Monat
ibtissam bouabdellaoui
ibtissam bouabdellaoui

@Dilaine Souza hay dilaine please give me the advice to learn English in a short time and her method thanks

Vor Monat
Tetiana
Tetiana

thank you

Vor Monat
The Vulcan
The Vulcan

as a person trying to get better at art, this is really helpful and i'm both sad and glad that i saw this now because the 13 y/o me from 2013 probably wouldn't have taken these tips into account and wouldn't have used them

Vor 11 Monate
cake
cake

@van i almost lost my passion in drawing because I didn't feel to my self that im an artist because im not good at creating original works, yet i only draw with a reference but in different medium, and i guess need I don't to think about it , as long as i enjoying, thank you much :> hoping I could go back at drawing

Vor 28 Tage
Eliamaniac Takemikazuchi Mk II
Eliamaniac Takemikazuchi Mk II

@haruhi drawing over another artwork

Vor 3 Monate
Mohamed Taher
Mohamed Taher

Never too late dear

Vor 7 Monate
Captain Obvious
Captain Obvious

you are 21 years old now

Vor 8 Monate
haruhi
haruhi

@Andrew Draws May I ask what is tracing?

Vor 8 Monate
RSS ram sound system
RSS ram sound system

What I learned is: we need to be able to deconstruct the skill, and learn enough to self assess our progress eliminating diseraction while practice time, and put our 20 hours .This was so excellent.

Vor 6 Monate
fraxmans
fraxmans

Maybe search online or a book can help us to deconstruct a skill. But I have no idea how to know that we've already have the ability to do self correct

Vor 2 Monate
Ned Hesser
Ned Hesser

The best, most exciting, most practical, most fascinating Ted talk that I continue to come back to you again and again. Read the book multiple times, applied it to everything from learning a new language to fixing up my house, to now developing my skills as a ham radio operator. Thank you so much for this.

Vor 5 Monate
tal do Elton Carlos
tal do Elton Carlos

What book?

Vor 11 Tage
Co Tien Nhieu
Co Tien Nhieu

20hour Rules - Deconstruct the skill - Learn enough to self-correct -Remove practice barriers -Practice at least 20hours Thank you YouTube for recommending me & Thank you TEDx Talks too. I have learned a lot here. Grateful to all !!

Vor 11 Monate
Lusk Bela
Lusk Bela

My friend, do you have any good tickets that you can recommend to me?

Vor Monat
SERGIO SENGKEY
SERGIO SENGKEY

Thanks to you sir. I come back to write this 3 months (- +) after i watched this video. When i was learning english, i've tried to memorize all the words and vocab as much as possible, but after months i still can't speak or even give a comment in youtube or instagram post in english. After watched this video i realize, i don't need all the words in oxford dictionary to start speaking, like that ukelele chords, know some important words is enough for you to speak in foreign language, and that's what i do now.

Vor 2 years
Lusk Bela
Lusk Bela

My friend, do you have any good tickets that you can recommend to me?

Vor Monat
محمد السوائي
محمد السوائي

@Матвей Aношин Man, I used to think that we are the only ones in the world who don't speak English well and that everyone can speak English besides their mother tongue, but I was wrong about that a lot of people don't know it well and are still learning it.

Vor 3 Monate
Sumin Shizzles
Sumin Shizzles

And look at how well you did. I am fluent in two languages so i know what it takes.

Vor 6 Monate
I just post memes in the comment section
I just post memes in the comment section

Well, your english sounds fantastic now, so good job

Vor 6 Monate
Joshua Kim Laure
Joshua Kim Laure

you know sir, you can save everyone who absorbs this 20 hour rule... mentally and physically... thank you so much for this talk!!

Vor 2 Tage
Sonia Maria Pereira
Sonia Maria Pereira

Excelente explicação do autor! Como foi importante saber que tantas coisas que quero aprender , posso e só preciso de 20 horas!!! Bom demais saber. Parabéns Josh Kaufman.👏👏👏👏👏👏

Vor 11 Monate
Larry Stone C
Larry Stone C

Sim, você está certo, como você está hoje? Devo dizer que seu perfil é lindo e vale a pena ler seus artigos.

Vor Monat
Yoyo Ong
Yoyo Ong

So far the best tedx talks I have ever seen Gives me motivation to learn something new 💪🏻

Vor 10 Monate
Izzy Forrester
Izzy Forrester

This really helps me to move forward on so many levels. Can't thank you enough.🙏

Vor 3 Monate
Noob Hunter
Noob Hunter

20hour Rules - Deconstruct the skill - Learn enough to self-correct -Remove practice barriers -Practice at least 20hours

Vor year
Naresh R
Naresh R

Thank you

Vor Monat
YingChen Hsu
YingChen Hsu

Thank yiu

Vor Monat
Daan
Daan

20min explained in 10sec

Vor Monat
Ginny Stout
Ginny Stout

Wow @Patrice Lauverjon that’s quite an exhaustive argument. You must have spent some time practicing that. Say…. …… ….. ….. ….. 20 hours?

Vor Monat
Patrice Lauverjon
Patrice Lauverjon

The more widespread a thought becomes the more subjected to scrutiny and opposition, not fully relating to quality or aurhenticity. Amazingly enough, it can be Politics that make a very popular and genuine concept agreeable or unacceptable. Any content or context that has a global positive or negative back up of any kind will reach Political grounds! From that point  on it will be manipulated so much that lost of perspectives and origins can be lost in space! This being so common and widespread involves a lot of research to figure out true meanings that may not have been fully uncovered in the first place anyway. This added complexity may cover up the simplicities and availablility of present solutions and the fact that anything complex is based on a cocktail of simple facts and events that are part of acceptance or rejection of natural evolution

Vor 2 Monate
Shiping Wang
Shiping Wang

Love it! Put 20 hours practice in it and have fun! Thinking about my karate journey 2hrs×10weeks here I am feeling much more comfortable compared the stressful emotion at the middle. Now the next learning is about C++ programming for a R5 module problem. Love the idea of self-correction milestone. And the dedication of 20 hours practice. My comment about the 20 hours is that it's just the practice time, it doesn't include 3 also very important things, the preparation time, the decomposing time, and the reflection time.

Vor Monat
Nena Polap
Nena Polap

Great talk! Very inspiring! Thanks 🙏🏼

Vor 5 Monate
Vania Eng
Vania Eng

amazing ❤️❤️❤️ adorei! não ter medo de aprender! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😀

Vor 23 Tage
Paris Davis Dean
Paris Davis Dean

"Just do it". You broke it down. This was beautiful, fun, interesting. Just takes 20 hours. Love the ending, thank you so much. Very inspirational video.

Vor 9 Monate
Lusk Bela
Lusk Bela

My friend, do you have any good tickets that you can recommend to me?

Vor Monat
Eduardo Díaz
Eduardo Díaz

I was watching this video just to improve my listening in English but at the end I think this video going to change my life. Thanks.

Vor year
Võ Nhật Hào
Võ Nhật Hào

omg

Vor Monat
Hương Giang Trần Thị
Hương Giang Trần Thị

+

Vor 3 Monate
Nguyet Minh
Nguyet Minh

Sameeee

Vor 7 Monate
JustSayNoToTV
JustSayNoToTV

LOL

Vor 10 Monate
Pranjal Patil
Pranjal Patil

Haha ,same here 😂

Vor year
Z
Z

This is so true. I learn freestyle waacking dance in 2 weeks and I literally committed every single day for an hour or 2. I don't do any dance within that 2 weeks, I just focused on throwing my hands. No music, no heads, no shoulder movements, no footworks, just pure arms (basics of waacking) to train my muscle. Now I've already been dancing (popping) for years, but never tried waacking before. Today I've almost transitioned my style into waacking. This is the same thing with learning other things. You have to commit OUT OF PASSION and you will learn faster, compared to when you're learning things not in your interest.

Vor 6 Monate
VN0113
VN0113

I have an amazing time watching this video! This sounds great to me. Thanks a lot for sharing how to learn something new. Believe in myself that I can do everything!

Vor 8 Monate
Jordan Clarke
Jordan Clarke

Watching this in 2021 along with many more TEDx talks these are fantastic and a brilliant way to develop your mind through knowledge

Vor 7 Monate
Bhawna Kaur
Bhawna Kaur

It's riveting!! In my opinion learning new things also vary from person to person. And it's so true that we actually scare to take that very first step to learn anything new. This Ted talk made my day😊

Vor 8 Monate
Your ATTRACTION Coach
Your ATTRACTION Coach

"The main barrier is not intellectual -- it's EMOTIONAL." Amen to that.

Vor year
Psicólogo Miguel Cisneros
Psicólogo Miguel Cisneros

@Patrice Lauverjon Good evening, Patrice. I had thought about this for a long time and I want to know your opinion on this. The only way to know what's real and what's true is to invest ourselves in it, right?. It's only when we do this that we realize that some beliefs that we hold are actually strange. Let me ask you something. You don't really know when something is real until you feel it, right? So, how do we grasp the truth? What is the truth for you? How are you relating to it?

Vor Monat
Talha Moazzam
Talha Moazzam

Ameen you forgot an extra e.

Vor 2 Monate
Patrice Lauverjon
Patrice Lauverjon

Possibly feelings need to be associated with aeareness. The more widespread a thought becomes the more subjected to scrutiny and opposition, not fully relating to quality or aurhenticity. Amazingly enough, it can be Politics that make a very popular and genuine concept agreeable or unacceptable. Any content or context that has a global positive or negative back up of any kind will reach Political grounds! From that point  on it will be manipulated so much that lost of perspectives and origins can be lost in space! This being so common and widespread involves a lot of research to figure out true meanings that may not have been fully uncovered in the first place anyway. This added complexity may cover up the simplicities and availablility of present solutions and the fact that anything complex is based on a cocktail of simple facts and events that are part of acceptance or rejection of natural evolution

Vor 2 Monate
Aisam Zahoor
Aisam Zahoor

@Sumin Shizzles I can relate to first part but no to second.

Vor 6 Monate
CC
CC

Indeed

Vor 6 Monate
Rafae Muradyan
Rafae Muradyan

The effective way of doing that is setting aside time for studying each day, just like you do for eating and sleeping. Maintain a consistent schedule from day to day. The length of time required for study will vary depending on the individual's knowledge of the subject.Your focus will increase if you make it a habit to study in the same spot at the same time every day.

Vor year
Meri Barseghyan
Meri Barseghyan

This is a really interesting video. I strongly believe that time is not the main part to learn a new skill. The most important things are the right techniques and patience.

Vor 4 Monate
vy trần
vy trần

Amazing inspirational speech 👏👏👏 You're so right that the major barrier to learning new thing is not intellectual, it's about emotional! We all start at zero point but if we keep practising and working hard on it, we will soon get better at it 😊 Enjoy what you're doing and find a way work best for you, hope all of us will achieve our happiness and goals 💟

Vor Monat
Guaqui Sanchez
Guaqui Sanchez

??Trip_world1??

Vor Monat
Guaqui Sanchez
Guaqui Sanchez

ON INSTAGRAM

Vor Monat
Guaqui Sanchez
Guaqui Sanchez

i strongly recommend him he's trustworthy he ship to any location man he got all kinds of stuff

Vor Monat
NITYA FRANCO
NITYA FRANCO

Thankyou for the Wisdom and encouragement and your insight into learning a Skill. It sure helps us get over that initial hesitancy and the thought that ' Oh boy , I'ts going to take a long time to master a skill.....I guess it's how you approach a challenge. But when you highlight it in broader aspect , it becomes easier to understand.

Vor 9 Monate
sparkle NIGHTS
sparkle NIGHTS

these kind of ted talks always gives me the motivation to actually do something, thank you

Vor year
Saadia sabouri
Saadia sabouri

Yes.the same

Vor 8 Monate
Sk1kz-
Sk1kz-

@genrubah yes

Vor 9 Monate
Ash Dash
Ash Dash

Me too it works like fuel actually

Vor year
sparkle NIGHTS
sparkle NIGHTS

@James Upton yes, actually :)

Vor year
Saadia sabouri
Saadia sabouri

What a talk show !!! THAT'S MOTIVATING ME TO KEEP LEARNING ENGLISH. Thank you TEDX TALKS ♥️

Vor 6 Monate
Mark Koltko-Rivera
Mark Koltko-Rivera

One of the most powerful and useful presentations I have ever seen.

Vor Monat
midastouch
midastouch

I really enjoyed this talk! Having a lil demonstration at the end made it even more brilliant. I will be at ease when I wanna learn something new. Thank you Josh. Thank you TED.

Vor 10 Monate
Wendy Rebeiro
Wendy Rebeiro

That’s so cool . You were awesome. Such an inspiration to keep learning.I am a teacher and I learned to bake and spent I think 20 hours to learn this new skill.

Vor 9 Monate
Sanyam Sood
Sanyam Sood

1. Deconstruct the skill. Decide what you exactly want to do with skill and break the skill, practice the most important skills. 2. Learn enough to correct yourself. Practice just enough to notice when you do mistakes and get on the right path. 3. Remove the distractions. Disable notifications and remove all the distractions. 4. Practice at least 20 hours. Try to do 20 hours of deliberate practice. Stick with it no matter what. Additional:- The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't an intellectual one, but it's emotional.

Vor 2 years
007MyStory
007MyStory

thanks

Vor 6 Monate
Crone Hag Witch
Crone Hag Witch

@POGI KO SHET I don’t know if you still need this reply, but he says to break down the 20hours, it comes down to about 45 minutes a day.

Vor 7 Monate
ryan fachrozy
ryan fachrozy

Thank you for the conclusion. It helps me a lot

Vor 11 Monate
Conquering yourself is the best revenge
Conquering yourself is the best revenge

Thanks for the summary !

Vor year
Anastasia about New Zealand
Anastasia about New Zealand

Yes he is totally right! Ive noticed as well that if you can allocate just up to 1 hour per weekday to do smth that makes you happy or helps you move towards your dream - you accomplish it so much fatser and become so much happier! Thanks for sharing Josh and TED!

Vor 5 Tage
Motivation Eyes
Motivation Eyes

It's amazing that some people can listen to this man and call him a bad guy. It's really a shame, because the people who hate him are the people who really need to hear the message he's spreading......

Vor 4 Monate
leonard icez
leonard icez

This is really good Kaufman. I want to learn a bunch of new stuff, I'll use this principle and will share my success or failure on it. Keeping this as a watch word "the barrier to learn is not intellectual but emotional".. A question though does it applies to small children below the age of 10?

Vor 2 Monate
Mohamed Taher
Mohamed Taher

One of the best TED videos that I have ever seen. Its very interesting and full of inspiration

Vor 7 Monate
Ana Oliveira
Ana Oliveira

I'm like this guy, I really enjoy learning new things!! This Ted is absolutely amazing!! Yo soy como este hombre! Me encanta aprender cosas nuevas! Esto Ted es absolutamente asombroso!

Vor 3 Monate
Magic Conch Shell
Magic Conch Shell

This gentleman is amazing. I learned so much from this... I will rewatch this for the rest of my life. 👏❤

Vor 11 Monate
Aditya Krisna
Aditya Krisna

Not only you make learning is easy, but you show me that life is easier than I think 🙏❤️

Vor 10 Monate
Lusk Bela
Lusk Bela

My friend, do you have any good tickets that you can recommend to me?

Vor Monat
Syberyah
Syberyah

This does sound about right. I did ballroom dance for 2 hours a week, every week for about 2 months, and in that time, I went from knowing nothing to actually being able to remember the different dances and do them fairly well.

Vor 6 Monate
QuickTalks
QuickTalks

Summary: Just 20 hours is enough to become “reasonably good” at any skill. 1. Deconstruct the skill - Break the skill down into its most basic parts. Which parts are necessary for hitting the goal you have? (i.e. if your goal is to sing a song in Korean, you can primarily focus on pronunciation, not learning a bunch of vocabulary) 2. Learn enough to self correct - Learn enough to realize when you're making mistakes. 3. Remove barriers to practice - Turn off your phone, unplug the TV. Put your guitar, piano, language book in the middle of your room, not behind your stack of dirty laundry. 4. Practice for at least 20 hours - Commit to 20 hours from the start. You're going to be frustrated at times, so committing beforehand will help you push through the frustration.

Vor 6 years
Gobi
Gobi

I was searching for this after watching the video to take some notes and I got to say, Thank you for your effort

Vor year
hacthorn
hacthorn

THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD.. @G5_M

Vor year
Thức Nguyễn Minh
Thức Nguyễn Minh

excelent Carrier! I will try exotic method. Thanks

Vor 2 years
AmyStar Stimulus and Crypto
AmyStar Stimulus and Crypto

@Sir Turd I agree.

Vor 2 years
AmyStar Stimulus and Crypto
AmyStar Stimulus and Crypto

The laundry has to be done before I can practice.

Vor 2 years
Tân Lê
Tân Lê

Four simple steps to rapid skill acquisition: 1. Deconstruct the skill; 2. Learn enough to self-correct; 3. Remove practice barriers; 4. Practice at least 20 hours. Thanks for sharing. It's so useful for everyone.

Vor 6 Monate
Jodi Ann
Jodi Ann

Incredibly awesome and encouraging! Thank you so much

Vor Monat
Grammar Nazi
Grammar Nazi

This is called the "ego talking" he's not helping anyone in how to learn, he's just showing what he've learned to feel his ego. Good Job Josh Kaufman, you should be proud of yourself.

Vor 15 Tage
Nelson Colmenárez López
Nelson Colmenárez López

Unos de los videos más interesantes y útiles que he visto en Ted. Muchas gracias Mr.

Vor 6 Monate
AK Lawrence
AK Lawrence

Amazing info. Yes. Hear 10k hours would more likely dishearten one from pursuing something vs knowing it only takes a month of diligence. Blessings for spreading light. 🙏🏿

Vor Monat
Mellia Boom Bot
Mellia Boom Bot

What great advice..I will try 20 hours of just about anything now. Thank you!

Vor 11 Monate
Regilene Mariano
Regilene Mariano

I have started to study German, I am concentrating on the certification exam. In 15 hours I feel fully capable kkkkk of studying another 20 hours and getting the A1. Well, at least the sense of self-efficacy is very high! Now I can say, it is not obsession , as many people think, it is the 20 hour rule. Thank you!

Vor 5 Monate
Lusk Bela
Lusk Bela

My friend, do you have any good tickets that you can recommend to me?

Vor Monat
Hasna BAMHMDI
Hasna BAMHMDI

Yes, you're absolutely right when to start learning something with emotional you're going to learn easily and with funny and maybe quickly

Vor Monat
Roger Osorio
Roger Osorio

Loved this talk! Imagine as teachers, we can design our course instruction to follow this exact process. That is, we can deconstruct the skills, identify the most critical/fundamental sub skills, decide what the right mix of resources are, teach them how to self-correct, create the barrier-less conditions, and structure the 20 hour plan for that skill. Perhaps in math, chapter 3 is the big skill and the sections are the sub-skills. Hmmm...I am going to play around with this.

Vor 5 years
artmaven
artmaven

As I watched this TEDx talk, I kept saying over and over, "Spot on!" Isn't that what we, as teachers, have already been doing all along? No? Then you're either new to teaching, haven't figured it out yet, or are a professional development speaker in need of a pseudo-new hook so you can pick up ridiculously large fees instructing experienced and accomplished educators on the latest, wiz-bang teaching method neatly packaged and marketed to justify your product. That stated, I do agree that this is a terrific talk -- for students, as reinforcement for what we educators do or ... for those who are otherwise, clueless about the validity of practice, exercises and drills. Jus' sayin'

Vor 4 years
Real English Conversations
Real English Conversations

You got it Roger! Although I haven't refined it to 20 hours, it's the basis of my teaching for both English and Spanish :)

Vor 4 years
Sade Sarumi
Sade Sarumi

love it

Vor 5 years
Judith majesty
Judith majesty

@roger great reflection

Vor 5 years
Evanilson P.
Evanilson P.

When standing before an urge audience It is difficult to have a dead on speech. This guy nailed it.

Vor 3 Monate
Mr. Student
Mr. Student

Notes - the first 20 hours rules 1. Deconstruct the skill 2. Learn enough to self-correct 3. Remove practice barriers 4. Actually, practice at least 20 hours Advice/Quote: "The main barrier is not INTELLECTUAL, it's EMOTIONAL" - Josh Hauman

Vor 4 Monate
Dood Bro
Dood Bro

I love this ted talk and it is really inspiring, but I have an issue. I have never heard anyone ever say "it takes 10,000 hours to learn something" it has always been explained by people who talk about as "it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill"

Vor 10 Monate
Jkitz
Jkitz

What a powerful message. 👏🏻💯

Vor 2 Monate
mint
mint

Started watching tedtalks weekly and my life drastically improved from all the things I’ve learned here. I wish teachers in school are like this.

Vor year
Aceu
Aceu

more or less health teachers

Vor 3 Monate
Krychu TM
Krychu TM

Teachers in university are very similar to this actually tbh this reminds me of one the teachers at harvard in the computer science course.

Vor 4 Monate
Rishim Ranjit
Rishim Ranjit

@Aline Azevedo Yup. Schools teach students very little to succeed. Students have to deal with unnecessary and uninterested Assignments. As a school graduate myself, I have no idea how to invest money, save money, do taxes, manage expenses, what to do with my first paycheck, know about life, and things like that😕😔. I don't even know why I went to college for.

Vor 6 Monate
JGsource
JGsource

@Aline Azevedo thing is, majority of teachers are more concerned about getting passed the curriculum as efficient as possible. I dont blame them that much tho. In america, teachers are just not paid enough. The best teachers tho look outside the box and improve the students foundation with videos like this, and ultimately, become mote efficient at getting through the course.

Vor 11 Monate
Aline Azevedo
Aline Azevedo

We needed to learn a little more about life and practical skills at school! The school system is so broken :(

Vor year
Jinyi Duan
Jinyi Duan

Such a brilliant finding. So true, the key to learn a computer language is learning just enough and do a project and then iterate the process

Vor year
Jinyi Duan
Jinyi Duan

“Remove practice barriers” is one the essential cores in the book “Atomic Habits” which published in the recent years!

Vor year
Tinted Vision
Tinted Vision

The man has style. I like it I’d imagine that being in certain situations causes one to adapt. Some of the information here was very helpful. I appreciate you 🏆 Smart Man.

Vor 8 Monate
Fareed Khan
Fareed Khan

What a lovely and informative video ♥️ thank you 😊

Vor Monat
Srishti Gupta
Srishti Gupta

Learning is not about perfection. Best thing I heard today 🙌🙌

Vor 4 Monate
Adarsh BR
Adarsh BR

1 Deconstruct 2 Learn enough to Self correct 3 Remove distraction 4 Practice 20 hours

Vor 2 years
Brew master
Brew master

Will read this for 20 straight hours starting...now.

Vor 2 years
Nani Nani
Nani Nani

Thank you!!!

Vor 2 years
Austin Thomas Films
Austin Thomas Films

5. Ukulele

Vor 2 years
Rajashree Rajashekar
Rajashree Rajashekar

@Saurabh Gupta Two set gang

Vor 2 years
Adenuga Olamide
Adenuga Olamide

Thanks

Vor 2 years
Phyu Sin Lin
Phyu Sin Lin

Thanks for delivering such a beautiful and inspiring message.

Vor 10 Monate
Living with the Jones
Living with the Jones

I've learned from this video that it takes 10,000 hours to learn something new. I also learned that if I want to accomplish anything in life I will need 20 hours of practice to accomplish that skill.

Vor 2 Monate
Ayşe ARSLAN
Ayşe ARSLAN

Thank you sir. So inspiring talk .

Vor 5 Monate
Tuoc Tran
Tuoc Tran

4 simple steps to learn new things : 1, Deconstruction the skills 2, Learn enough to self- correct 3, Remove the practice barriers 4, Practice at least 20 hours.

Vor 10 Monate
Eloisa Severo
Eloisa Severo

1. Deconstruct the skill. 2. Learn enough to self-correct. 3. Remove practice barriers. 4. Practice at least 20 hours. Man, you are great!!!!!! Loved your ted talk!

Vor 3 years
RyTube
RyTube

This is why I love YouTube.

Vor 2 years
Tamim Husain
Tamim Husain

I preferred your time saving ted talk tbh Eloisa

Vor 2 years
Nirmal Kumar
Nirmal Kumar

yes

Vor 2 years
Mark Ong
Mark Ong

What does it mean to remove prescribe barriers?

Vor 2 years
RAVI CHANDRA KUMAR CHOUTURI
RAVI CHANDRA KUMAR CHOUTURI

with people like you i can always skip the video tnx

Vor 2 years
Abhishek Hasaranga
Abhishek Hasaranga

I tried to learn my advanced-level chemistry lesson. But how much I tried I couldn't solve any problem. Recently I saw this video and tried this trick. It worked.

Vor 9 Monate
Vaishali Tayade
Vaishali Tayade

I just loved the talk. now on anything I am going to learn, I am going to focus on spending 20 hours with it. thank you so much.

Vor 8 Monate
Sai Krishna Angirekula, LPU
Sai Krishna Angirekula, LPU

I see so many tedx but this the best tedx video for me because I learn New thing in these video I wanna learn any courses I take days and months but know I leart within 20 hours we learn anything with focus and consistency thank you sir 👍

Vor 11 Monate
Learn Vietnamese with Xuân
Learn Vietnamese with Xuân

🤣 it's really a nice speech. It's actually right 50%, because when you learn some skills, you break it down, find enough things to self-correct. Believe me, all of those need a lot of intelligence

Vor 8 Monate
Glory J
Glory J

"The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't intellectual...it's EMOTIONAL." Thank you Josh👏

Vor year
Richard Flanagan
Richard Flanagan

Absolutely agree .. emotion is tied to memory ..

Vor year
Leeann Hellijas
Leeann Hellijas

So good!! I feel like you just set my mind free from Outliers, which I think about every time I start something new.

Vor 10 Monate
F. T Oraene
F. T Oraene

Absolutely loved it!

Vor 5 Monate
Adam Lopez
Adam Lopez

Successful people don't become that way overnight. What most people see at a glance-wealth, a great career, purpose-is the result of hard work and hustle over time. I pray that anyone who reads this will be successful in life..

Vor 5 Monate
Anon
Anon

amen to that !

Vor Monat
sparkle NIGHTS
sparkle NIGHTS

Thanks, you to!

Vor 4 Monate
rikkodou
rikkodou

P)))

Vor 4 Monate
Rachar almero de oro
Rachar almero de oro

@Fadeuka Ivanhoe Thanks a lot

Vor 5 Monate
Светлана
Светлана

Спасибо!!!! за прекрасный совет - 20 часов практики! Я учу английский и боюсь говорить((

Vor 7 Monate
João Elias FDC
João Elias FDC

This video reminds me of when I was learning Italian language. I got the most spoken verbs of Italian language on Google and I learned them very well so I could have a basic conversation with Italians. That was the start for me and within a month I could speak the language much better than I thought: it was just like the Pareto rule because I chose the 20% that mattered most to keep a basic conversation.

Vor year
Nantesniente
Nantesniente

@Fabio Pancot i agree and i can tell u german is one of the most complicated languages, the grammar is just overwhelming and it doesnt make sense. Woman is feminine and so you need to use an article/genus which is feminine called 'die' but u need the same article for a banana as well, why? I mean have u ever seen a feminine banana? So first big common issue for german language learnes.

Vor Monat
Jackson 83
Jackson 83

I'm learning hieroglyphics. Any tips?

Vor Monat
yejevica
yejevica

Bravissimo

Vor Monat
Sharat
Sharat

Johnny Harris has a video about this.

Vor Monat
The Master of Shadows
The Master of Shadows

I am studying on English Interpreting and translation department and it is my first year . I tried to find a job which is suitable my english level , there was one place which I found but after they had evaluated me they said to me "You are not speech as fast as we want (Fluency Speaking) and there are some problems about creating sentence".Then they gave me time until July to develop my speed of speaking and other things . I wasn't sure that I’d be able to do this but after watched tedx videos now I am much more trusting myself about be able to do what they want .

Vor 2 Monate
Glam Girl
Glam Girl

And the best thing is we have more hours in a day than it is required to be reasonably good at something. This is something we always overlook. Come on guys, let's get better every single day. The 1% rule and we all will reach our 20th hour soon. Let's keep learning.

Vor 9 Monate
Tommy Shelby
Tommy Shelby

Have you tried this? Let me know if it worked

Vor 7 Monate
High Light
High Light

i simply like this courageous guy, playing an instrument in front of many people maybe in order to prove "The main barrier is not intellectual -- it's EMOTIONAL"

Vor 4 Monate
Siddu Suryaneni
Siddu Suryaneni

I crossed 20 hours of watching TEDx talks and I have to say I am getting pretty good at this 😂😂

Vor 5 Monate
Wonka_My_Willy
Wonka_My_Willy

I’m 15 and I play chess I got into it this year and took it seriously and I’m waking up at 4 almost everyday and just practice I’m not a online person the only reason is for Chess games and these types of video but really this video is everything you need !

Vor 9 Monate
Ashley
Ashley

1. Deconstruct the skill 2. Learn enough to self-correct (looking for too much material or learn too much is a kind of procrastinate) 3. Remove practice barriers 4. Practice at least 20 hours

Vor year
Medow
Medow

@David Min lol

Vor year
Mynoghra
Mynoghra

10:00

Vor year
menkoro
menkoro

@By Any Means Necessary If you are just saying "I'll just get 20 books on how to code" it's a form of proscratination. The point is to begin as soon as possible and learn from self correction. Learn from errors that you are making as you are practising the skill (e.g. coding). Learning should be about learning from actual mistakes.

Vor year
By Any Means Necessary
By Any Means Necessary

Could you elaborate on the 2nd point?

Vor year
David Rock
David Rock

@David Min Sadly people that have this "Give me results now" are the very ones that plato much quicker than others and mostly give up and/or never achive their goal New years res. area great example of this If sitting down for a 20 minute video on how to change your life is to much, i do NOT feel the problem is time for you but more on focus and realistic achivements

Vor year
simav
simav

I'm just fascinated about how incredibly he held this ted talk.

Vor 5 Monate
Meluny Bregabiel
Meluny Bregabiel

No matter how many TED talks I watch, this episode will ALWAYS be my favorite.

Vor 9 Monate
skych
skych

Imagine actually learning a language in just 20 hours (+ all the hours of “prep”) It kind of reminds me of the idea of speed running in games where they will study how to play the game in the fastest way possible before attempting/practicing a run

Vor 6 Monate
Alessandra Calì
Alessandra Calì

Fun but concrete, great great speech 🥰

Vor 9 Monate
Benjamin Gal-Or
Benjamin Gal-Or

Over the last decades there have been remarkable developments in thermodynamics and quantum mechanics. Yet many of the basic problems have remained largely unsolved. In the spectrum of opinions expressed by authors who have attempted to solve these problems, one can roughly distinguish three main schools of thought: 1) Traditional axiomatic thermodynamics, which cannot explain the origin of irreversibility and time asymmetries. Or simply smuggle irreversibility in without declaring the contraband. 2) The statistical school, which generates “man-made irreversibility’’ by imposing asymmetric conditions on symmetric ones in order to describe reality. 3) The new gravitational school, which deduces the origin of evolution, irreversibility, electromagnetic and thermodynamics from Einsteinian gravitation (General Relativity) and the verified expansion of the universe that follows Einstein-Hubble Theory-Observations. This new school includes some new modifications to physics as part of the new philosophy called gravitism. My object is to obtain a consistent mathematical formulation of irreversibility in probabilistic theories. So far physicists have done this by means of a priori imposing on symmetric equations an (often hidden postulate of) asymmetry (which, in itself, is equivalent to the very results that the mathematical analysis is aimed “to prove”). In other words, the (asymmetric) “results” (of classical and quantum-statistical physics) are not really results for they are deliberately enforced on, not deduced from symmetric formalism. Such quantum-mechanical tactics are unacceptable, partly because they lead to a highly misleading philosophy of science, which, in turn, has generated a ludicrously incongruous mode of thinking in education and in general philosophy. Their advocates all fall into the trap of assuming that which they set out to prove. One cannot get uncertainty for certainty, nor indeterminism from determinism (see posts below). These conclusions lead to somewhat surprising results, which, in turn, are related to the very core of our physical theories and to the role of time, causality, and determinism in philosophy.

Vor 24 Tage
Himanshu Garg
Himanshu Garg

it's an amazing video . It helps to understand that one new thing takes 20 hours to learn.

Vor 6 Monate
Omar Gonzalez
Omar Gonzalez

20 Hours Rules 1 Deconstruct the skill 2 Learn enough to self correct 3 Remove practice barriers 4 Practice at least 20 hours

Vor 11 Monate
Christian 3988
Christian 3988

I watched this video beginning to end one time. Decided to learn how to solve a Rubiks cube. I put in roughly 20 hours in a month like he mentions; a few minutes to an hour a day reading a pdf on how to solve a Rubiks cube and watching videos on YouTube. This man is not making things up. I put it to the test and I never thought it would actually work. This is truly the key to open the genius mind in you.

Vor 10 Monate
Korci Diamond
Korci Diamond

That it took you 20 hours to follow a rubiks guide. Lol

Vor 10 Monate
Praachi Shah
Praachi Shah

His personality made this TED Talk a hundred folds more interesting. Thank you!

Vor year
Nahul Seyon
Nahul Seyon

Yep

Vor year
Be Free
Be Free

True very good personable speaker

Vor year
António Teixeira
António Teixeira

This mindset breaks the greatest challenge: emotions! Great communication btw, congrats!

Vor 9 Monate
Takuto
Takuto

This is the most interesting and good speech I've ever watched. Thank you. I'll try 20h learning.

Vor Monat
Kyaw Myint Than
Kyaw Myint Than

The first 20 hours 1. Deconstruct the skill 2. Learn enough to self-correct 3. Remove practice barriers 4. Practice at least 20 hours

Vor 4 Monate
RivuDon
RivuDon

A good ted talk indeed , made me smile at the end.

Vor 4 Monate
Maxime
Maxime

A lot of comments here are disappointing to read. The man shared with us a golden rule to learn and become decent at a new skill. He even specified you won't become an expert, you will become decent. That's the whole point of the video. He wanted to break the misconception of the 10,000 hour rule and encourage people to learn a subject they have been wanted to address and that it is not impossible, it takes 20 hours and you will have learned the basics and that it is do-able even if your schedule is tight. ''lolz then why isnt erryone a doctor ??? shit ted talk lmao !!1'' you missed the point

Vor 5 years
Metian Nemesis
Metian Nemesis

@Елена Каткова and you only have 6 subscribers?

Vor 5 Monate
Stephan Guitar
Stephan Guitar

It was very, very simplistic at best. Yes Im sure its good if you want to do something so mediocre as fold napkins or make paper airplanes or only play a ukulele as a 2 bit busker (provided you could already sing)

Vor year
hacthorn
hacthorn

THEY WILL CHANGE YOUR WORLD.. @G5_M

Vor year
ACharmedEarthling
ACharmedEarthling

@Allison Scott Majure yeah, I was somewhat bemused by that. It didn't exactly lend him a lot of credibility. I also disagree with the premise that you can be good enough at something after 20 hours. That might be just enough time to realise you haven't even scratched the surface (depending on the skill). It's good for pop motivation but a bit insulting to people who have actually dedicated a large portion of their time to properly learning and understanding something.

Vor year
ACharmedEarthling
ACharmedEarthling

@R3 But part of the problem is you actually haven't 'learnt to play' at all. Usually learning something for 20 hours just shows you how much more there is to know and how basic your skills really are. I agree that having a basic understanding of something is far better than nothing, but the scale of his graph was (IMO) extremely misleading. Those 20 hours might get you a few percent of the way to mastery, not >50% as the chart seemed to imply. I'm sure it's different for different skills, but for many things lay people usually don't appreciate just how much is involved in a particular skill or ability, and how far removed an amateur is from an expert. I also found his interpretation of the steep learning curve to be strange. I always took that to mean something was very hard to learn even the basics of at first- basically the opposite of what he was claiming (but maybe that's my mistake). I'm not knocking what the talk was about by the way. I've always believed anybody can learn something if they put in the time and apply themselves properly; I just think it's a bit specious to suggest that someone can be 'good enough' at something after 20 hours. That's really the tip of the iceberg.

Vor year
Cute Baby Girl Kia😘
Cute Baby Girl Kia😘

You are amazing. I am feeling so motivated after watching this. 😘

Vor 11 Monate
Jazreel Angulo
Jazreel Angulo

Chúc mừng gđ thầyy , cố gắng hơn nữa nha thầy. ❤️

Vor 3 Monate

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