96: Infinite Skills

Timeless Learning

Regardless of what you do, how you do matters. You could be gardening, flipping burgers, petting your cat, or negotiating; how you do anything is how you do everything.

How you do what you do is best bucketed under “infinite skills”, ie skills that will continue to be important regardless of the what.

Like Sinek’s Golden Circle for companies, there is a golden circle for learning.

Attention span, time management, context-switching are infinite skills.

After these come ‘context-dependent’ skills where you have specific knowledge of a task at hand with its surrounding context.

After these skills come the ultra-finite, only monetarily-compensated skills, ie doing a task that can be easily replaced by somebody else.

This is the how and it forms the core of mastering the important skills.

Master infinite skills; the finite ones will follow.