It’s the weekend at last, and I’m going on a journey of 48 hours of learning. It’s a bit like a personal hack-a-thon, except that the purpose is to gain some new skills.
There are a few things that we have to remember when you are learning:
- First, you will be bad first. When you were a baby, you didn’t stand up and walk one day, you started by falling a lot. This weekend will probably be a lot of falling.
- I won’t be an expert by the end of the weekend, but what I do learn will contribute to my overall well-roundedness.
- Learning isn’t a goal that you can achieve, but having a goal to achieve will help you learn. You can’t say, “I have 300lbs of learning.” But you can say, “what I learned has made us more effective at producing 300lbs of product an hour in our workshop.” Having a clear description of what you are trying to achieve will give you clarity on what you should be learning.
- You don’t have to learn for any specific reason. Sometimes you can learn something simple to make yourself a better person.
Here is what I hope to learn in the next 48 hours:
- How to code a low-code or no-code app. Goal: To make a checklist app.
- How to install a web-server on my home computer.
- How to implement a good looking flat-file content management system.
- How to enroll in, or create, an online improv group that will help me be better at public speaking.
What are you going to learn this weekend?