Scott H. Young is an author, entrepreneur, and ultralearner. After learning MIT's 4-year computer science curriculum in less than twelve months, Scott taught himself four new languages in a year. In his book Ultralearning, Scott shares the principles and methods that he and other ultralearners employ to quickly master new skills, acquire knowledge, and become good at things that seem impossible to you right now.
"All of us are learning. Otherwise, we would be rocks."
"Ultralearning is not just a philosophy of learning one thing [and getting better at it] but a constant process of taking on projects and learning new things."
"Most people don't do [what would probably work better for learning] because it's kind of scary or frustrating or a little uncomfortable at first."
"Learning is any change that happens in the brain that makes you do something better."
"There are mental and emotional obstacles that often prevent us from doing what [we] know would really make sense for learning better, because we're afraid or think it will be too frustrating or challenging."
"[Deliberate practice] is overriding the habits and patterns that you form."
"I'm always learning about learning."
"[The Feynman Technique] forces you to articulate what you understand and what you don't."
"Paper acts as an extension of your working memory. [Writing things down] is a kind of cognitive enhancement that allows you to think more intelligently about ideas."