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Use the 85 Percent Rule to Learn Anything Way Faster

Jessica Stillman

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Whether you’re learning to ski, speak Spanish, or master a new programming language, the same truth applies. If you push yourself too hard, you’re likely to get frustrated (or injured) and quit. If you don’t push yourself hard enough, you won’t progress as fast as you could. You’re looking for the Goldilocks point of effort that stretches you uncomfortably but doesn’t burn you out quickly. Where…

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