Roman Imankulov

Roman Imankulov

Full-stack Python web developer from Porto

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28 Feb 2023

10 Minutes

Everyone has ten minutes to learn something new
Photo by Lukas Blazek

Setting aside ten minutes daily to learn something is possible. If it is not, where does your time go?

On a personal level: as you wake up, you have roughly 100 such 10-minute blocks before you go to bed. Can you squeeze out one block before bed, commuting, or after lunch?

On a company level: your company is buying roughly 50 10-minute blocks per day from its employees. Investing one of those fifty blocks in learning doesn’t make a difference for day-to-day work but sets the foundation for the individual growth of your team members.

Ten minutes feels ridiculously small, but there is a lot you can do in ten minutes.

  • Complete a Duolingo session.
  • Read 10 pages of a book.
  • Watch one Udemy video.
  • Repeat your flashcards.
  • Implement one function for your side project.

Besides, 10 minutes is a lower bound. Setting a very small threshold for learning makes it easier to start. You can always do more.

By the way, it took me 10 minutes to write this post.

Roman Imankulov

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