Have you ever met someone that was addicted to something? Was it a healthy addiction that made the person happy? Or maybe it was unhealthy and caused the person alot of sadness.
Unfortunately destructive addictions are all too common. People get addicted to drugs, video games, gambling, or worse.
However healthy addictions are behind some of the greatest inventions of all time. Thomas Edison was addicted to making his invention for the light bulb work. It was all he thought about and he would work long tireless days because it was a rush to see progress in his dream. All great so-called 'geniuses' and 'talented' people possess this simple trait.
Geniuses have a learning addiction -- just like addicted gamblers need to gamble-- a genius needs to make moments matter.
The sad thing is that had luck gone differently for people suffering from alcoholism etc and they had found a positive addiction--they could easily have had different lives.
So how to get addicted to learning?
First of all, when i say addicted to learning i mean addicted. Like Thomas Edison, you won't be wanting to date girls in your high school class, because its not at all interesting compared to figuring out how the internet works or how to operate your own linux kernel. Believe me my friends date girls and they are really missing out on the intense rush of learning languages, math, and computer science.
You need an addictive personality
If you have ever been addicted to something that means you have an addicted personality. Maybe it was a netflix TV show you bing watched for 60 hours over the weekend, maybe it was a video game you couldn't stop playing. These are all symptoms that your brain is capable of falling completely and irrevocably in love with something--and with a hint of selfishness that makes you block everything else out.
Ease yourself into it with something like learning software
If you aren't hooked on learning and self-study chances are you need the right spark to get the fire roaring. You can start with gamified education sites like duolingo, ixl or CourseHero. Duolingo is especially fun and when i first discovered it i got level 25 in French, German, Polish, and Romanian. From there I got advanced grammar textbooks from the library and began to skype with native speakers online. Over one summer i managed to speak conversationally in Polish and French.
I mastered speaking in the languages because I was addicted to it--just like a bum is addicted to alcohol I would sneak away from my parents and skip chores just so i could practice more and get the rush of improvement.
The people that say languages are hard to learn only practice like 1-2 hours a day... of course it would take years to speak. However with 15-17 hours of reading, skyping natives, and writing in a language it is a piece of cake to master in a few months.
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