The Art of Learning

The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance by Josh Waitzkin.

“understanding of how to transform axioms into fuel for creative insight.” Pg 34

Most of his training was balancing stress and recovery.

He said to train in the fundamentals first – like the endgame with just a knight and pawn – to establish their characteristics.

Investment in loss. Expect losses while learning a new subject.

Integration of concepts. As you integrate knowledge, the subconscious comes to know it effortlessly and you can look a chessboard and know the situation instantly without having to labouriously go through each scenario. Practice small circles to build integrated knowledge.


Learn the numbers to go beyond numbers.


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