“Feynman stumbled upon a formula for learning that ensured he understood something better than everyone else. It’s called the Feynman Technique and it will help you learn anything deeper, and faster. The topic, subject, or concept you want to learn doesn’t matter. Pick anything. The Feynman Technique works for everything. Best of all, it’s incredibly simple to implement.“
The four steps are:
- Choose a Concept
- Teach it to a Toddler
- Identify Gaps and Go Back to The Source Material
- Review and Simplify
I agree that this method works – I spent so many years trying to complexify simple matters, and was feeling so frustrated as I muddled along. Now that I am older, and allegedly wiser, I see that the key to learning anything, I do mean anything, is to simply first, and only then add the more complex building blocks. This applies to learning a new language, learning about how to write a business plan or how to study and resolve a case.
Start with the simple. Always. More here