Metalearning: The Essential First Step of Learning That Nobody Taught You
Metalearning is the process of figuring out how to learn a particular subject based on how knowledge is structured and organised. If learning was a building, metalearning helps you figure out how to reach the top floor—whether to take the stairs, or the elevator, or scale the walls like Spider-Man.
Constraints: How to Bend Space And Time to Solve Problems Creatively
The biggest hurdle any creative has to overcome is starting out. To overcome this, we need constraints. But arbitrary constraints—that are set for the sake of setting constraints—are useless. We have to learn how to choose the appropriate constraint based on the creative goals we are pursuing.
The 85% Rule: Why You Should Not Do Your Best
“Do your best and forget about the rest” is good advice. It prevents you from the anxiety of results, but that’s half of the problem. The other half of the problem is the continuous pressure while performing at full-throttle. Truth is, you don’t produce your best work when you give your 100%.