Skill Acquisition and the Rule of Two Thirds

You spend a 100 hours reading how-to manuals about boxing and I’ll spend 10 hours sparring.  Wanna get in the ring with me?  Bad career move.

Our brains evolve to learn significantly more by doing than by studying.  The rule of two-thirds says we should spend two-thirds of our learning time actually doing the activity, and one-third on studying. Go get your flight time in.

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