Consuming self-help content for me is very different to learning other material, such as languages or dance. For the latter, there is usually a relatively clear answer for what is the right thing to do (e.g. if a given sentence is grammatically correct), at least at a beginner to intermediate level. We do not need to challenge what is taught that much, because the skill gap to the content creators and teachers is large. For such learning with a relatively clear correct answer my focus is learning and retention, using the principles I describe in my “How to learn efficiently and durably” guide:
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