A skill is the learned capacity to carry out pre-determined results.

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What are the “mental hacks” for sticking to a field for decades?

In this age of startups and "quick" tech money, what are some good tips to give a young man like myself who has come to understand that this is just a phase and the tech market will become so ...
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How Can I Deconstruct the Skill of “Learning Conversational Dutch” Into Subskills?

I recently read the book "The First 20 Hours" by Josh Kaufman, and I wanted to apply his method of rapid skill acquisition to learning conversational Dutch. I'm trying to take that skill and distill ...
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From journeyman to master

This question may be a bit vague and open for discussion, but today I've been trying to work out what to start doing. I work as a professional programmer (as do, at a guess, 90% of you lot) but its ...
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Using volunteering to develop my skills

A few months ago, I asked a Question at Workplace on skills advancement, in short I started my career as PHP developer and I'm now interested in RAILS development. I've spent some time learning rails ...
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How do I maintain consistency when learning a new skill?

Sometimes, I find it difficult to maintain focus when learning new skills, especially when I'm just getting the hang of it. Most times, it's due to being distracted by learning another skill. How do I ...
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Tools to represent skills in a graphical way with rating

I have been reading self-assessment articles for few days. I have been thinking to create a nice graphical representation (Venn diagram) of my skill set (input) along with level of expertise for each ...
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Do game-based methods exist?

Games have this fascinating power to invite players to become better at... beating the game. I like how after repeatedly smashing a damn Orc a few times I am magically more efficient at well smashing ...
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How to improve my observation?

I have noticed that I do NOT notice the details which others seem to notice without any efforts. My mind is too occupied in its own thoughts to notice the fine details. Are there any ways to improve ...
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How can I Improve my listening skills? [closed]

When I listen someone, I try to listen very carefully. I give him/her all my attention but (that's weird) I didn't understand something they said. I think I should improve my listening skills because ...