Get better together

The best way to get better at a skill isn’t by memorising facts so that you can regurgitate them in a multiple-choice test taken in a sweaty exam hall in the middle of summer. If it were, you’d still remember how to do algebra and long division (shout out to the maths nerds who do still remember, you’re the exception to my rule).

No, the best way to learn is by practicing skills that interest you with other people doing the same. It’s to be in a space where you can ask questions and be curious. To give and receive feedback. To watch others and reflect on how you can learn from them.

Or, as my friend Jen said far more eloquently in this podcast: “get better by surrounding yourself with other people who are also getting better.”