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You can't be your own shrink. In the study of rationality and psychology it is impossible to identify certain biases given by internal and external forces. While teachers might not be essential finding those who are trained to identify delusions even the common ones is absolutely necessary. This applies to many ego involved activities where rationality about ...


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I'll give you an example of a famous mathematician who developed his mathematical research in isolation. Arguably If someone manages to achieve a high level of skill in solitude for such an extraordinary difficult discipline as mathematics I would deny the need to have a teacher (in any case) to master a skill which is less difficult than be an expert in ...


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There has been a lot of research into this topic in the recent years. My understanding is influenced by the following : 1. The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle. 2. Mastery by Robert Greene. 3. The Mundanity of Excellence.4. Why Skills trump Passion by Cal Newport. The best thing for you to do would be to read these for yourself. CHOOSE THE CHALLENGE : This ...


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Of course, if you try to learn a new language, you should start to learn the basics. Maybe it's good to buy a book for the topic. Structure the knowledge It's important to have an overview because you must know what you should learn. Maybe you can create a mindmap which is very effective. Look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_map#Research Use the ...



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