Sharpen the Saw - S6

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Organizer: lyndon

Duration: Sep 22 to Oct 12, 2021

Instructions:

Every day for 21 days spend at least 2 minutes on deliberate practice or learning fundamentals. Examples:

  • You won't play songs on the guitar, you will do your arpeggios or music theory.
  • You won't do carpentry, you will study engineering principles. 
  • You won't play softball with friends, you will be at the batting cage.
  • You won't write more code, you will study computer science. 
  • You won't paint another wall in your house, you will learn about colour theory and design.
  • You won't discuss relationships with friends, you will learn about human nature via evolutionary biology.
  • You won't play chess, you will practice specific situations. 
  • You won't just observe the birds, you will learn about their skeletal structures.

...for at least 2 minutes per day.

Browse the ever-expanding library of Pacing Thing Recipes for guides on how to learn various things (JavaScript, shooting 3-pointers, memorizing song lyrics... etc.): https://pacingthing.com/recipes

Deeper learning can be a pain, but deeper knowledge makes life more interesting once acquired. Deliberate practice is not as fun as just getting on with doing things, but it is how you get out of the rut of doing things in the same way you always do. It's hard to find the time to sharpen the saw, but it is a short cut to faster work.

Whatever learning or specific drills will help you with your interests and enrich your life in the long run, that's what we're doing here.


Rules:

Pacing Thing automatically removes group members who are not committed. In this group, you are allowed to miss 5 assignments. On strike 6, you are out!

Schedule:

Assignment
Due


Day 1

Sep 22 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 2

Sep 23 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 3

Sep 24 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 4

Sep 25 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 5

Sep 26 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 6

Sep 27 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 7

Sep 28 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 8

Sep 29 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 9

Sep 30 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 10

Oct 1 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 11

Oct 2 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 12

Oct 3 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 13

Oct 4 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 14

Oct 5 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 15

Oct 6 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 16

Oct 7 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 17

Oct 8 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 18

Oct 9 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 19

Oct 10 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 20

Oct 11 - 11:59PM CDT


Day 21

Oct 12 - 11:59PM CDT