Why Learning is Quicker Than You Think It Is

3 aug 2017
438 926 Skatījumi

Why learning is probably faster than you think it is.
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Music Credits
0:00 Mike Boyd cover of "Wrench and Numbers" by Jeff Russo. (from the Fargo series)
1:37 Shake Down - Gavin Luke
Epidemic Sound Library
2:17 Sunshine Road - Martin Gauffin
Epidemic Sound Library
3:17 Shake Down - Gavin Luke
Epidemic Sound Library

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  • Mike would make a great protagonist

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    • No he's not

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  • I love that he starts it out so dramatic and then a unicycle goes across the screen! 😂

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  • Why do you only practice for a short amount of time per day? Is it just the way it fits into your shedual or is it a technique?

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  • 2:07 "Yay Daad"

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  • I agree like for 3x3 I learned 3 algorithms in 2 maybe 1 minuet

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  • How Fast you can learn me to learn

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  • School takes 5 hours there is 5 hours of your practise time gone so school sucks

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  • That joke would have been so good if you hadn't put the unicycle in the thumbnail! :D

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  • For a unicycle two hours is longer that most people

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  • you really need to write a book

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  • Dude, I'm actually procrastinating right now.

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  • You did definitely pick up unicycle very quickly though. This is coming from someone who also learned how to ride. It took me a few months to get it down, and if I were to add up all the time I'd probably put my total practice time closer to 15 or 20 hours. Still totally doable, but much longer than it took you. I think the practice multiple times a day for significant periods of time plays into it a lot too. I practiced once a week for a few months and when I actually got it down, I practiced for about 30 or 40 minutes daily until I got it.

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  • Same length as the "how to learn anything quickly" jaj!

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  • Golf, golf golf C'mon man, you are a Scot after all. hole in one from 150yards

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  • Great video.

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  • Mike - You are the most talented person I have ever dreamed of meeting. I watch all your videos and I just want to say how much you have inspired me. I think you are a great person with a great attitude and I really hope you continue what you do. 😸😸

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  • Become ambidextrous

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  • This is my favorite TED Talk.

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  • More than that, I feel that even if you are not physically practicing you are still improving just thinking about it in the pauses between the exercise sessions

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  • Learn to be 68 years old - It took me 68 years :(

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  • Hi Mike, did you have a target for how long it would take to get 1M subscribers ? (You’re getting very close !) Keep doing what you do best and you’ll get there !! Could you try learning maybe a full back twist (on a trampoline) or perhaps a stoppie but not stop ... if you understand that ? Good luck !🍀

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  • What shoes does he wear?

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  • I wonder how much time it takes you to sling accurately at 20cm target from 20m :P put slingers to shame!

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  • Try to learn backflip

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  • You made me learn how to play the ukulele

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  • If learning is quick then why we have to sit in school for bunch of years like 7h a day?

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  • 2:33 this bit of the video reminded me of the trainspotting intro haha

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  • Learn pogo stick please it is so fun to do

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  • omg, I love you, your wife and this channel !! keep it up

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  • this is very motivational, well done

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  • Did Mike say he’s NOT TALENTED

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  • I love your videos and advice. Thank you very much for the time and effort you put into this!

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  • Wow, I needed to see this. Been watching LVworld instead of working on projects, but it made me realise that the same principle can be applied: it *feels* like the project takes ages when in fact it’s all the procrastination I do that makes it seem longer.

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  • Really pleased to see you still riding the unicycle - I've never counted hours on anything I've learned, but your 9 days is about typical in terms of timescale for that. It took me about 2 weeks and I think one week isn't all that uncommon. What's worth noting here is that when learning unicycle stuff (there's a lot more to learn than just riding forwards!) I always find that the brain makes connections when you're not doing it, so often things click after a few days off. I reckon this is applicable to all sorts of learning - there's more to it than hours spent, spending 3 hours in one day (getting frustrated) isn't as useful as 3 hours in half hour chunks spread over 6 days as it takes time for your brain to adapt to the stimulus. Anyway, I find your channel really interesting - I also like learning lots of different new things, but tend to take them far beyond the initial learning phase you're documenting to a fairly advanced level. I'm wondering do you take any of these skills you're learning further? To come back to the unicycle thing, there's a huge amount of other things to learn with a unicycle - so my challenge to you is to learn to ride one backwards - for me at least that took far longer to learn than riding forwards.

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  • This is interestingly what I discovered as I started learning Japanese. I found study days are too dense too. Spurts here and there after other activities make everything feel great.

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  • You're inspiring an insane amount of people with your videos Mike. Keep up the good work!

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  • type in rubiks cube cfop. and you have to learn it hint: its a meathead and you need to get under 30 seconds

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  • One of the rare youtubers that I admire for giving the world something useful! Keep it up bro.

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  • You inspired me! Thanks!

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  • i fucking admire you

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  • I just found you're channel and im already inspired! Thank you! You make great vids btw

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  • and im sitting here learning oll and pll algorithms for 4 days now xD

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  • Please add more videos and also learn a new language.

    Martin IvanovMartin IvanovPirms 3 Gadiem
  • Also, the other life skills you have can help a ton too. And knowing how to learn something. To tweak each attempt slightly, and trying all new things. Love your channel!!

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  • Glad I found your channel! Great work!!

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  • Learn how to fly a plane

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  • Your dedication is very high, that's something special about you. But doesn't mean everyone can't be that, you can do it, if he can do it than you can do it, if you're feeling it's impossible and want to give up, just watch his video and see how many times he makes a mistake, and he learn from his mistake, and if you suceed, oh boy that feeling... Very very goood

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  • I like the music he's using in his intro

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  • Most motivational video I've watched in a while, just the push i needed to make progress on achieving my goals, thanks Mike.

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  • Thats how i practice magic. I just live with a deck of cards in my hands

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  • Learn to play any piece of Liszt on the piano. Won't take you 2hours 38 minutes, I guarantee you

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  • I'm learning to play tenor saxophone and read music. I will take this video in mind with how I manage my practice time and study.

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  • HAH "I'M NOT TALENTED". You sir, made me laugh

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  • Yup, so true. I agree with you that learning doens't take a lot of time. What people maybe confuse it with is mastering the particular skill. Mastering definitely required years of hardwork, sometimes decade. Keep making these videos and inspire people like me to learn these things too.

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  • i subcribed because you can do anything

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  • Great video

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  • Next video : learn how to not procrastinate! This is something that would really be useful to me ( I’m not saying you don’t upload frequently enough).

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  • Thanks man, this really inspired me to just keep trying and eventually I'll reach my goals.

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  • 3:48 but you are determineted

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  • I hear you still work.... How much money you have from this channel?

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  • Fargo Intro

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  • Learn quick: admit you're talented :')

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  • Not to be nosy, but what kind of work do you "do for a living" ? I don't mean to pry, just curious

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  • Hey man, I would love to see you learning how to breakdance. I've been breakdancing for 7 years now and i think it would be really fun and satisfying. I'm not gonna lie its gonna be tough but trust me you'll love it :)

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  • Cool

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  • Not prucess it is process.

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  • you r right there is not people that r talented there r people how know how to learn and get the things done

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  • I just wanna say i love this channel and it's encouraged me to learn so many things

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  • You may not be special as you say, but I think you at least have a unique perseverance that very few others have. Hardly anybody does what you do!

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  • The other thing, though, is that, in that time in between learning sessions, your brain is constantly organising and categorising your actual experience. Learning doesn't just happen through practice - it isn't just knowledge or experience. It's the way the information is organised in your brain that allows you to efficiently perform the various actions that make up a skill.

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  • Having learned juggling, unicycle, and several other physical skills of show-off-at-partyitude...I can agree. The basic is very quickly picked up.

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  • Very inspiring bro :D

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  • you should learn how to punch a speed bag

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  • You don't really learn to ride the unicycle, you acquire coordination.

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  • Learn to do a rainbow flick (in football) by the way it took me 5 months

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  • master the principle is hard and to perfection imposible 4 a human

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  • Learn golf by getting a hole in one.

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  • The way he says he’s not talented 😂😂

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  • I think you discount the downtime as not part of the learning cycle. Time to process your mistakes and make corrections for the next go around. To this end, I think your time stated is incorrect, or at least misleading. You don't just learn by doing. For example, watching a football game actually makes you a bit better at football because you can visualize what you have seen without the need for coaching. The same goes with anything, as you think about it you build skill even with physical processes.

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  • subscribed after that pan cut at 1:36

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