25 Cognitive Biases - Bias 19 Use-it-or-Lose-it Tendency

Too many learn a skill to simply cram for a test or presentation instead of trying to actually understand it fluently

Skills attenuate with disuse.

Throughout his life, a wise man engages in practice for all his useful, rarely used skills, may of them outside his discipline, as a sort of duty to his better self.

Skills of a very high order can be maintained only with daily practice.

Use-it-or-lose-it tendency postulates that When a skill is raised to fluency then the skill (1) will be lost more slowly and (2) will come back faster when refreshed with new learning.

2 thoughts on “Bias 19 – Use-it-or-Lose-It Tendency

  1. Dr. visal A. Khan says:

    In my opinion, ” skill” learning through an expert is really a good skill, the student don’t know about its truth and so called expert teaches being duty but if in some stage “the skill cram” checked by higher level expert finds error the confusion starts with the student, therefore the students want to learn a skill with the highest accuracy expert which are rear and the skilled learned by low level expert in the Indian context, create of a very low order skilled not of standard of international level even be maintained with daily practice or
    Use-it-or-lose-it tendency postulates that When an approved skill is raised to fluency then the skill (1) will be lost more slowly and (2) will come back faster when refreshed with new learning.
    Dr. Visal A.Khan..
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  2. Carlos Charre says:

    Instead of taking a crash course for 2 weeks to become a master on sales you have to realize that yes, you’ll probably get a lot out of it but the better approach is to MANIFEST and continuously be reading, practicing, and executing the tactics and skills necessary to truly be considered a MASTER.

    In the end, this longer approach will pay off dividends to you in the future.

    Seek long term not short.

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