The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance

byJosh Waitzkin
Rating 8.5 /10 Readability
Read Time 7 hrs Readible On
Published: 2008Read: June 22, 2014Pages: 288
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by Juvoni Beckford@juvoni

The Art of Learning is an engaging autobiography of someone who reached a world-class level in two highly competitive sports both mentally, as a world class Chess grandmaster and physically, through Push Hands Martial Arts. Even in these solo-sports, Josh did a good job showing the benefits of a great advisor, coach or mentor. Through these trials, Josh describes his triumph and struggles in addition to his development of the habits and commitment necessary when you’re up against the best of the best and yourself.

Motivations to Read

I stumbled onto this book during my research into learning. I found Josh's story inspirational and was interested to dive into his mind and see how I could apply some lessons to myself as I embark on my life-long learning endeavor. I wanted to see how josh's life would evolve from being a child prodigy and facing much greater challenges from individuals who have spent a lifetime acquiring mastery.

3 Reasons to Read

  • Incremental theory of learning by mastery through focus, system/process building and repetition
  • You are in a very competitive field and want to make it to the top 5-10%.
  • You need better focus and attention management
Notes for this book are still being transcribed.
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posted July 4, 2014

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