🧠 You’re Not Stupid: How to Easily Learn Difficult Things



As a medical student, I have often been frustrated by learning. Mostly with myself: for procrastinating, getting distracted from studying, not wanting to put in the time to learn difficult things; or with my teachers: for what we've considered lazy, poorly-delivered and uninspiring lectures. And when you have a temperamental attention span like me, it becomes necessary to find ways to make yourself want to put in the time it takes to learn difficult things.

This is where I break down exactly how I teach myself to learn difficult things (step by step, using an example). I hope it helps anyone else out there who, like me, often feels they're the problem and they're the stupid one. Spoiler alert: we're not


To make your life easier:

0:00 Intro

1:16 Context Broadening

6:33 Dopamine Priming

8:48 Singular Deep Dive

13:55 Challenge Sandwich

16:28 Getting Broody

18:10 False Deadlines

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