Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness

Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness

'Micromastery is a triumph. A brilliant idea, utterly convincing, and superbly carried through' - Philip Pullman

We read that we must be passionate about only one thing, that 10,000 hours of hard practice is needed to achieve mastery. But in fact most successful people, including Nobel prize winners, nurture multiple areas of knowledge and activity that feed their central subject.

Whether it's making a perfect soufflé, dancing a tango or lighting a fire, when we take the time to cultivate small and quantifiable areas of expertise, we change everything. We become faster and more fearless learners, spot more creative opportunities, improve our brain health and boost our happiness. We see knowledge itself completely differently. The skills acquired in painting a door flawlessly or growing delicious chillies will unexpectedly transform your life.

So start small. Start specific. But start - and you'll be on the path to mastery.

Title:Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness
ISBN:9780241280041
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    Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast, and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness Reviews

  • Sean Goh

    A short and motivating book on how giving yourself permission to just do, and slowly get better has a meaningful impact on one's confidence and competence. It is unlikely one will find all the microma...

  • Paul Berglund

    Probably the simplest micromastery in this unique and enjoyable book is the exercise of drawing'zen circles'. That initially had zero interest for me....no pun intended....well, yes, pun intended,sorr...

  • Pete

    Micromastery: Learn Small, Learn Fast and Find the Hidden Path to Happiness (2017) by Robert Twigger is a book that describes why you should learn small skills that appeal to you quickly and then impr...

  • Violaine

    I am reallly mixed on that book. On the one hand the writing is farily pleasant and it reads well, it's got a positive, lovely message... On the other hand I feel that the message to so simple that I ...

  • Toni

    The point about micromasteries is that they give a person the means to acquire a little skill. Being able to do a little something builds confidence. Read the book to see how micromasteries take the d...

  • Agoes

    Six steps to master new skills: the entry trick, the rub-pat barrier, background support, immediate payoff, repetition and experimentation. The explanations made sense and might be useful to motivate ...

  • Vladimir Slaykovsky

    (read abridged version of the book)Let's take natural learning process, split it into a set of informal steps and put some fancy labels. This is perfect recipe for writing yet another self-motivation ...

  • NLG

    List of ideas to learn random stuff and call them micromasteries. Suffered through, so not for me. Single nugget of info for me was to tune your learning according to your feeling of discomfort - it s...

  • Ben Letton

    Short and sweet; the idea of investing in small but achievable projects really resonated. It has inspired me to try lots of new things. Lovely book....

  • Alexa

    This is a short and easy read with an important message: you are more than one "self"; you have multiple interests and desires, so foster them in manageable chunks. In a world obsessed with figuring o...