ML8: How To Develop Powerful Learning Habits

Learn how to leverage habits in your learning to achieve superhuman results, and discover the strategies that make these small behaviours add up to produce success in the long run.

ML8: How To Develop Powerful Learning Habits

Habits are so important because up to 90 percent of our behaviour is based on them, which means they make up nearly all of what we do on a daily basis.

When it comes to learning, we all have good habits and bad habits. And over a longer period of time, these very small behaviours can add up to produce very positive or very negative results.

The good news is that all of them are malleable which means we can learn to effectively change bad habits and better ones. And in this episode you’ll learn to leverage the power of habit in your learning to achieve superhuman results.

In this episode I discuss a range of topics including:

- How to stay motivated when you don’t feel like learning
- How long it takes for a habit to become automatic
- What to do when you fall off the wagon

So whether you're looking to gain a deeper understanding of habit creation and maintenance or apply it to specific skill that you're learning right now, this episode will give you all that and much more.


🎙 ML46: Barbara Oakley on Learning How To Learn, Retraining Your Brain and The Secrets Behind Great Online Education

🎙 ML40: How To Learn a New Skill

🎙 ML20: Scott Young on Ultralearning Projects, the MIT Challenge and The Year Without English


📄 Reflect to Learn: How to Create Your Own Mental Playbook

📄 Measure Up: How to Dodge Cognitive Biases Using Calibration

📄 Engineering Insight: How to Boost Your Creativity with the Focused and Diffuse Modes of Thinking

Selected Resources

📖 The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg

📖 Mini Habits – Stephen Guise

📖 How to Be an Imperfectionist - Stephen Guise

📖 Willpower: Why Self-Control is The Secret to Success - Roy Baumeister

🖥 Learning How To Learn – Coursera

🖥 The Fluent Forever Method for Language Learning – Gabriel Wyner

📄 European Journal of Social Psychology 2009 Article