How would you like to learn MIT’s 4-year computer science curriculum in less that twelve months? The guest of this podcast Scott H. Young and the author of a new book entitled “Ultralearning-Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career” did exactly that and many other interesting self-education projects.
In this interview we discuss the techniques that Scott learned, and that almost anyone can learn to become an Ultralearner. “Although the Ultralearner’s are an extreme group of people, this approach to things holds potential for normal professionals and students”, states Scott.
“What if you could learn a new language, stimulate a a university degree program, or become good at something that seems impossible to you right now?” Ultralearning isn’t easy. It’s hard and frustrating and requires stretching outside the limits of where you feel comfortable. However, the things you can accomplish make it worth the effort.
Some of the problems that keep us from becoming Ultralearner’s are:
1) Failing to Start Focusing (Aka Procrastinating)
2) Failing to Sustain Focus (Aka Getting Distracted)
3) Failing to Create the Right Kind of Focus
If you want to learn how you can overcome these problems I encourage you to listen to my podcast with author Scott H. Young about his new book “Ultralearning-Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career“.
You can learn more about Scott H. Young and his new book by clicking here to be directed to his website.
I hope you enjoy this fascinating interview with an Ultralearner who can teach you some of the tricks to becoming a master of a hard skill.