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During college, I had ZERO time to do much of anything but stress out

I was playing college football on a team that would go on to play in two SEC Championship games

I was studying (kept switching majors) anything from engineering, coding, and mathematics

18 hours/semester
Here is what a typical day would consist of during my first 3 years

I had workouts from 6:00 - 8:30 am
Breakfast 8:35 - 9:00
Class from 9:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Practice 1:00 - 5:00
Film 5:00 - 6:00
Dinner 6:00 - 7:00

FINALLY, I could go home and do my engineering HW
So it wasn't enough that I was doing one activity that would steal away my life and my soul

Noooo I decided that I was going to do BOTH


Yeah, I don't know what I was doing either...

Want to know the secret to how I was able to do both?
First, let's see what a typical day would look like for me

I had workouts from 6:00 - 8:30 am
Breakfast 8:35 - 9:00
Class from 9:00 - 12:00
Lunch 12:00 - 1:00
Practice 1:00 - 5:00
Film 5:00 - 6:00
Dinner 6:00 - 7:00

FINALLY, I could go home and do my engineering HW..
So, I was expected to solve complex equations and do calculus problems (which already sounds like so much fun)

While I was physically, mentally, and emotionally EXHAUSTED

I just could not for the life of me care about the homework in front of me

Nope, that's a future me thing
I knew that school and getting a really good degree was important
(although I could care less about learning any of it)

I had to either figure out a schedule and a strategy to do both

Or I would have to quit football and focus full-time on school...

Which sounded like death
My favorite thing to do, was wait until I had a big test the next day

I would spend the night before pulling together all of the information I would need

Then I would get up at 3 am the morning of the exam and CRAM

I mean, I did this for every single class, every single time
I'm not talking about just some throwaway freshman electives either

Classes like
Fluid Dynamics
Calc 1-3
Differential Equations
Mech design
Theory of Statistics
Math Theory
Engineering Economics

There were A LOT of

"How did I just pass that"
"Well, Shit I bombed that"
I knew I didn't have the energy, the drive, or even the mental capacity to spend countless hours with 'classic study habits'

I had to develop another method that would allow me to quickly and efficiently learn advanced topics

But more importantly, use them to solve problems
So I developed a new strategy

This strategy is what I used to get me through Engineering & Math

This strategy is what I used to compete for a starting spot before I quit

This strategy is what I used to change my life

This March, I realized just how powerful it could be
Step 1 - Figure out where you want to go

You must make it clear what is the end goal

If you do not create a crystal clear and strong image

Your mind will become cluttered and confused

The solution or goal must be clearly defined and understood

Otherwise, you'll FAIL
Step 2 - Understand the different methods available to get there

This is where depending on your scenario, normally I start with the basics

For math, I would always gather all the different 'strategies' and 'methods' that were laid out in our books

Basically, gather my tools
These tools are what I would use when breaking down the core concepts and problems that I would have to solve

They are the little skills and tricks that you can utilize to solve a problem

In Math, It's important to understand that there are many ways to get the same solution
Step 3 - Analyze and Watch Others Do It

Find successful people and obverse what they did to get where you want to go

For math, it was as simple as using trusty google

"How to prove the division algorithm"

My hope is to find at least 3 different people who utilize 3 methods Image
Step 4 - ❌ Don't Study What They Do ✔️Focus on why they are doing it

The different details of each individual problem weren't important to me when watching the videos

I was interested in what they were solving and why they chose their desired method

Why is all I cared about
Step 5 - When You Understand the Why Focus on the What

Once you understand why they are doing it

Then you focus only on the important steps and aspects that you need to solve 90% of the process

Let me break it down with a quick math example

Differential equations
So Differentially Equations is essentially where you are solving for a variable you don't have

You figure out what you don't have
You figure out what you do

There are different strategies you would use based on those two above

Pick one that fits your specific scenario
Step 6: Utilize The What To Lay Out A Solution Outline

Let's keep with the differential equations example

My Basic Solution Roadmap

1. Figure out what I'm solving for
2. Figure out what I do and don't have
3. Pick the method that fits my scenario
4. Solve for the value
Step 7: Every day Slowly Add-In The Details

The best way to get learning on something and then to understand it fast is to take that basic outline you have and work with it

Go out and try on your own!

For math, go find a problem and try to solve it

Follow your 7 steps
As you practice

You will start to understand the tricks you can apply to solve the problems in different ways

As you grow, the task that took you an hour to solve

Can be solved with a different formula in 15 minutes

But you couldn't use it without understanding the first one
Now I want you to replace math problems with your problem

Starting an email list and getting subscribers
Growing a community on Twitter and getting followers
Turning your life around and the areas you need improvement

Stick to the same strategy and follow the same steps
Figure out what you are trying to do

Figure out what you have and what you don't

Find the strategy or plan that will best fit your unique situation

Learn from those who have done it before

Figure out the core aspects you need to learn

Then write a simple solution out
This is how I would figure out what was important for me to learn and focus on that before the exam

I would pile all the tools into my brain I could handle

I would focus on what situations would call for each tools

Then I would just wing it on the test and use what I knew
I never got straight A's, but I learned just as much as everyone else

I simply spent many many hours less on learning than them

Plus I learned a new skill I could utilize in every facet of my life

It was one of the biggest skills I learned in school and I use it EVERY DAY
That concludes my thread

I really hope everyone enjoyed and learned something new

Over the next 28 days, we are going to utilize this style of learning to dive into all of the different areas of my life I wanted to 'level up'

The best part

The same method can work for you!
The only problem with this method?

What do you use it on?

Where should you focus your attention?

What activities or problems even need my solution?

Where do I even begin?

Tomorrow, we are going to go into the something everyone is chasing

Something everyone wants to find Image
If you have any questions

My DMs are always open

Excited to keep growing and connecting with all of you

Let's make May the best month of growth we've ever had

All Love, Justin

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