Art and Skill

Everything is a skill.

At least, I believe everything can be a skill.


How can you make anything into a skill?

  1. Be motivated to learn it and improve at it.

  2. Observe it being performed by someone who is highly proficient at it. Ideally source a few different examples.

  3. Break down the skill into a series of the smallest possible steps.

  4. Practice each step until it feels automatic before moving on to the next.

  5. Repeat from the top.

Everything can be a skill.

Creativity.


Patience.


Conversation.


Planning.


Caring for others.

When you practice a skill (or a set of skills) for long enough, it becomes art.

Art is the compounding of skills over time.

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