Summary – A short weekend diversion. Are there things you’d like to master? How about photography? Music? Computers? If so, how should you go about it?
To learn – read
To understand – write
To master – teach
and add lots of practice along the way
Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000-hour Rule” is often quoted
(for whatever it actually means; a large grain of salt is suggested)
Strange New Worlds
Macro shot of a stained glass window
Less than 1″ on the long side
I’ve followed the read, write, teach path several times
I won’t claim the path leads to true mastery, but
It does make the execution part solid for me
An early example was learning a new programming language
New to the world, not just to me
I read all that I could find (from the language’s author)
Decided to write a book (college text as it turned out)
A year later taught a university course
Teaching the course brought it all together
Now, I read art & photography related material daily and
Post a blog, also daily and
Teach the occasional course & present programs
Or – in the words of the great Hercule Poirot:
“For myself, I need to restore the little grey cells”
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Kidnapped Prime Minister
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