The trick to quickly mastering any skill is to pick one crucial aspect of that skill to focus on like a maniac before moving on to your next one thing, and so on.
For instance, many of us know that the word “but” (as in “Yeah, but”) screws up communications.
It negates what that person just said and means you basically end up throwing your words all over their self-defenses.
Notice this week that nearly every time you say “but” you could have easily said “and,” and just by changing this one word how much better you are at keeping people on side.
Changing this one small aspect of your language can have a massive impact.
All skills are the same.
The Hardest Skill To Master
In my lifetime I’ve learned an endless number of skills, but none have been so hard to master as the skill of thinking.
That’s the skill of getting beyond those old habitual ways of thinking that your biology and society conditioned into you, and choosing the thoughts that you want to live by.
So instead of say reading the news and seeing the world through crap-covered glasses, this skill involves stepping outside of the fear-based social reality, and living in your own reality.
As we cover all the time together, the skill of getting what you want mostly comes down to this skill of thinking.