(#55) How to Master English - "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin

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How to Master English

Do you want to learn something new but hate the spending time cramped up in a classroom or do you
dread the boring lectures that will take place in that classroom?

In today’s book episode, I will be sharing some lessons from the book, The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin,
where you will learn how to learn just about anything.

Become a master by utilizing the right methods of learning.

The Main Points
  • We need to take lessons from other people, learn from them, but we also have to personalize them.
  • The lessons we take from other people should be put to action and connect with our own lives so we can make
    these lessons more personal for us.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with how you study your lessons, learn what works best for you.
  • Emotional intelligence means you are able to deal with your emotions.
  • It’s the small steps that keep us moving forward.
  • Hard work is the key. It’s not easy, but you have to realize that’s what it takes,
    and if you do put in the work, you will be rewarded in the future.
The Vocab & Expressions
  • Organic learning: making something you are learning your own. Something that is natural to you, it is internal.
  • Static: Something that isn’t moving.
  • Comes at the expense of: means you pay a price
  • Berating yourself: To berate is to criticize, to speak negatively out, you’re very critical and
    you’re talking yourself down and you’re criticizing yourself.
  • Entity mindset: Something you possess. An entity is something possessed
  • Incremental: means piece by piece, little by little.
  • Emotional intelligence: (EQ)  emotional quotient, is the capacity of individuals to recognize their own, and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt.
The Joke

How does Chuck Norris flush the toilet?
He doesn’t flush it; he scares the crap out of it.

Chuck Norris is so scary that his own poop will flush themselves down the toilet. 

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