How to Learn

From Aaron Hillegrass (Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X, ,2002, p.7)
  1. Sleep 10 hours when learning a new idea.
  2. The second trick is to stop thinking about yourself. While learning something new, many students will think, ‘Damn, this is too hard for me. I wonder if I am stupid.’
    Because stupidity is such an unthinkably terrible thing in our culture, the students will then spend hours constructing arguments that explain why they are intelligent yet having difficulties. The moment you start down this path, you have lost your focus...Before going any further, assure yourself that you are not stupid and that some things are just hard. Armed with this silly affirmation and a well-rested mind, you are ready to conquer.