Learning and memory

I feel that to learn something, writing it down is the best way to retain it. You have limited attention capacity. So to utilise it the best you need to practice small chunk of the task at a time. Just like we eat in bites, not the whole plate at a time because we know …

Persistence

Having a starting point and a end goal isn't enough. You need to work on your path, that is, your method. If ever tried to answer a problem you didn't keep writing it down the same way. You keep modifying the method with your knowledge and experience to make the best out of it. Each …

Experience

It is easier to undermine the value of experience in face of insurmountable knowledge. Reading and understanding your favourite book does give you knowledge about it, but the expertise needed to write such a book only comes with experience. Experience doesn't come as you age, it comes through exploration and experimentation.