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

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

Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: 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. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Comments to the video: The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

Max Hertan 5 hours ago
Great talk! I've got my own channel where I learn new skills in a month. So far salsa dancing, backflips, drawing, juggling, violin & more! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Xuvare 6 hours ago
motivation,finally now i just have to pray to don't appear a Vsauce video on recommended. .or i will be lost for more one week trying to stop. *HELP*
rovers141 8 hours ago
If you really want to study people in how fast they can learn new skills, then study gamers. They learn a new skills with every game they play and most of the time become very good at these new games within 20 to 40 hours of playing them. An average gamer can become quite impressive at any given game at 40 hours of gameplay, and an average gamer also plays up to 20 different games in a year. You might say well all the games are basically the same thing because it's all hand eye coordination!. Well not exactly, because there are many different games out there that have very little to do with hand-eye coordination, and a lot more to do with strategy, planning, or maybe even puzzles or other intellectual challenges.
cam cokas 10 hours ago
Andy Samberg shaved his head?
Frank Haubenreisser 18 hours ago
Why use 10.000 words when 100 will do?
Steven Lee 1 day ago
Anybody can learn anything if they put their mind and effort into it; but we are limited by time and deadlines and stressors, so we build anxiety and stress and hence it prevents us from learning.
Steven Lee 1 day ago
The problem is that you need to have the mentality that you are doing it for yourself and for self-improvement, but if you have in your mind that there is someone better than you or that you need to impress someone other than yourself, then you will not learn because you will block yourself due to stress and anxiety.
Tysen Covert 1 day ago
Is this the dean from community? lol
sideswipe147 2 days ago
10k hours is to MASTER a skill. lol I posted this just before he explained it. patience is a virtue.
Bender Fender 2 days ago
because of this i now can perform surgical operations.
We Are The World An 2 days ago
💖😱😉👍👍😁
mingming Chung 2 days ago
大陆有一本翻译的《专精力》就是这个理论
Isidio Garcia 2 days ago
,,🐎🐴😎 Só Jesus Cristo salva
Pablo J 3 days ago
I listen to ted every day, and this is a favourite
JLCodes 3 days ago
All good until he started singing 😂
anonymous - 3 days ago
The most boring and empty TED presentation ever. Zero new information and misinterpretation of facts. There is no 10-20 h learning curve for acquiring a new skill. Some skills may take an hour to acquire at the very basic level, others - days or months. Putting EVERYTHING under the words skills or something is ridiculous.
JANEY TED 4 days ago
Best
nguyet tran 4 days ago
Wow.Amazing.
Yso Srs 4 days ago
He says your life changes over night , meanwhile his wife was for 9 months pregnant, hmm. you should have changed your life much much earlier, just like she did
UBAID ULLAH 4 days ago
i love him.
سوزان سامر 5 days ago
妈我 I have a question about insect spiders.Is the textile industry the specialty of female spider? Do male spiders produce tissue and thread? Please send both questions to biologists and nature
Donna 5 days ago
Wait. 2 adults, one baby, 2 work from home jobs, and he claims to have no free time? You've got to be kidding me. Credibility factor goes to zero.
Андрей Разинкин 6 days ago
20 hours its not enough for. whatever! I have spent a couple of thousand hours on learning english but i am not good enough at it so far, not good as i wished
Taiwo Bamisile 6 days ago
I totally enjoyed watching this video because it definitely helps me examine how many hours I commit to making sure I find an improvement of my own liking.
Rick S 6 days ago
She writes courses for yoga instructors and he's an author. That baby gonna be an annoying fuckin tree hugger one day
Алексей Жарков 7 days ago
English is good. I like it.
A'chanae King 7 days ago
This was awesomeness
Handy Man 8 days ago
I never flew a single engine plane before. However after 16 hours of training I was able to fly solo. If you are passionate about something, you will succeed! Whether you think you can or think you can't. You're right! If you want it. Go get It!
Jinxtah 8 days ago
t took him 8 minutes and 45 seconds to get to the 20 hours number. What a waste of time.
Alejandro Almaraz 8 days ago
Summary: In the first 20 hours. 1. Deconstruct the skill a) learn the most important parts first 2. Learn enough to self-correct b) don't use resources to procrastinate (performance is most important) 3. Remove practice barriers c) TV, Internet, etc that leads up to performing 4. Commit to 20 hours (to overcome initial frustration) Bonus: The major barrier to learning isnt intellectual. Its emotional! Frustration, annoyance, etc. Accept that as part of the process and after 20 hours you will have passed the learning curve.
AllAtousa 8 days ago
This was brilliant!
master yoda 8 days ago
I'm going to practice the art of watching TV for twenty hours. Tenacity
TheSmkngun 9 days ago
What a rambling self-promoting talk. Here's the summary of the entire 20 mins. Four things you'll need to learn a new skill: 1. Deconstruct the skill 2. Learn enough to self-correct 3. Remove practice barriers, ie. remove distractions 4. Practice at least 20 hours. lol
MA Rocks 9 days ago
The most amazing Ted talk of all that i heard till now. Awesome<3
James Neary 9 days ago
Wow!! That was only 20 hours of practice? How inspiring. That 10k hours thing is kind of a deterrent when you want to start to learn something new. Perhaps I'll take up the guitar and see what happens. Thumbs up!! Thanks!!
* 尼采 疯子 9 days ago
这个更能吹牛逼
Khevin Quezada 10 days ago
Wow this inspired me to actually buy a basic keyboard (piano)
Maikson Eliel 10 days ago
the best ted talkd ever !!!
Scott Preston 10 days ago
Wow! It.might.work!
katy tj 10 days ago
That was amaaaazing
bharat sharma 10 days ago
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE. ps:you are awesome☺👏👏👏
orbepa 11 days ago
Great talk
Venkatadas Mallya 11 days ago
You are truly amazing man!
Vampyre Drakul 11 days ago
Focus
Ni lou 11 days ago
<3
Hanna J. 11 days ago
He nailed it 👌😍
Michael Dougall 12 days ago
Thanks for this inspirational Talk
Animuz 12 days ago
Are all TED Talks directed towards morons? Next.
AKA ZH 12 days ago
Hey guys, give me some ideas to test for 20 hours
alaa refat 12 days ago
God bless you bro!!
Suzy Pie 12 days ago
THE FOUR STEPS: 1) Deconstruct the skill 2) Learn enough to self-correct 3) Remove practice barriers 4) Practice at least 20 hours The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't intellectual.it's *emotional*.
khalid Qalbi 13 days ago
waaw!
Raglan Trail 13 days ago
Relax. Breath. I'm not arsed. Relax. Noone shold care. Yet I do. Bollox
key2010 13 days ago
yet, i can pass a course with 1 month studying. i'm a genius
mr sahobaz 13 days ago
Thank you very much. valuable secret.
Саша Ивченко 13 days ago
My fav video
Hang Vu 13 days ago
The largest barrier is not abt intellectual but emotional, ya that's it. He makes me believe that for everything, if you could spend at least 20 focused consecutively learning hours, you'll reach something for that skill for sure. Added to my list of motivational videos.
k1000 13 days ago
I will do
Aya Yoy 13 days ago
I'm in love with this ted talk i watched it like 10 times !
Funken Drumble 14 days ago
As useful as Tai Lopez
SuhailiMalik 14 days ago
I'm going to test this out. I really wanted to dance to a kpop song coz they look so cool n i wanted to be active but i hate exercise.
Corey 15 days ago
The steps to efficient learning: 1) Deconstruct the skill 2) Learn enough to self-correct 3) Remove practice barriers 4) Practice at least 20 hours
Lavina Price 15 days ago
Thank's for raising the vibration of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kathryn Ruhl 15 days ago
Great guy.great message
Maria Reeves 16 days ago
That girl has an amazing role model
pavetheworldlovely 17 days ago
Learn how to play the flute with good tone in 20 hours. Good F*cking luck!
pavetheworldlovely 17 days ago
~2.74 hours per day for 10 years = 10,000 hours
anjopag31 17 days ago
This doesn't work for CS:GO
Mario Arias 17 days ago
Dean?
Pracownia Męskich Portretów 17 days ago
Great talk!
Obaidur Rahman 17 days ago
Loved it too much really. Thank you Josh Kaufman.
Ahmet Mete B. 18 days ago
It was the most emotional speech I've ever watch at TEDx. Thanx for your very good advices Mr. Kaufman
VictorErKaldt 18 days ago
you could theoretically learn at least 365 skills every year imagine having 365 skills like damn i dont even have 5 skills
Rolando Campos 18 days ago
Wow!!!
Luís Felipe Rezende 18 days ago
After that i wanna learn french, german, to play the guitar, how to cook and learn biology And i'm only gonna take 100 hours :D
Hristo Hristov 18 days ago
I learned to drive a Semi-truck and got licence for 2 weeks. So yes- you don't need 10,000 hours. All you need is practice and DESIRE and WILL to do it!
pk piash 19 days ago
কিছু শিক্ষানিয় বিষয়।
viva1amota 19 days ago
Its been 42 hours and I still haven't been able to catch a pop fly
God Himself 19 days ago
Probably the best ted talk ever
Memento Mori 19 days ago
Bought myself a ukelele today. :D
Lion van Woerden 19 days ago
Major barrier isn't intellectual, it's emotional, amen to that. Would love to have a beer with this guy.
azbycx zaybzc 20 days ago
That was beautiful man
consultofactus 20 days ago
How to play the flute - blow in one end and move your fingers up and down the other. M. Python.
SPeed_FANat1c 20 days ago
I dont believe he learned to play guitar in 20 hours. I have tried myself, I did not count hours but I believe I spent 20 hours but learned much less. Its hard.
hydrangeas 20 days ago
Huh, TED talks used to be incredibly good.
Mohammad al-hashash 20 days ago
You make my life more fantastic. One of the best Tedx talk I have ever watched. Thanks!
khanh lam 21 days ago
Great talk. Love it. I want to try the method.
Andres Gilt 21 days ago
The number of hours you need to become good at playing cs:go
Marcelo Carvalho 22 days ago
Rick, love all your videos and am a big fan of your channel as you know. Thank you for all you do for us. Malcolm made a mess to sell books. The study that he presents in his argument is fascinating though. According to it, people take exactly the same time to reach the exact same skill level. In the study, the participants were all violinist studying the classical method. So they compared different people practicing roughly the same exercises over the span of ten years(?). They all acquired similar levels of skill. The Beatles and Bill Gates examples are just Malcolm's speculations. He is taking a scientific study and making a metaphor for other walks of life. This is a dangerous thought process but one that we humans do all the time. And it sells a lot of books. The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance is the study where Malcolm based is argument and it has mind bending implications despite of Malcolm's sensationalism: 40 German violinists acquired the SAME skill level by practicing the SAME stuff. One can play the guitar for a lifetime and never be even get good at it. But that's because playing is having fun, it's not practice. The study is about deliberate practice.
Muhammad 4training 22 days ago
very very cool
Roger Carlos 22 days ago
uauuu, i am braziliam and i love your lecture, very very thank you, me help munch.:)
Krix Tix 22 days ago
This channel is useless.
PixelObservations 23 days ago
crazy synchronicity, I clicked on this video after trying to find out how long it might take me to learn the ukulele of all things.
toOnybrain 23 days ago
Agreed. All you need to do is watch the old TV programs on both the BBC (Faking It) and American channels to see how proficient an individual can become in a field in just four weeks' time of intensive immersion.
Ngandi Musyimi 24 days ago
Orders Ukelele off Amazon
Guitarman 25 days ago
is it a comedy opera, or a teaching lesson???
Анастасия Гюдженова 25 days ago
Така се случва, дааа :)))
Grafis 25 days ago
Nice video.
looloolalaable 25 days ago
Awesome talk Mr Kaufman
Martin Guy 25 days ago
This guy has way too much free time.