How you learn something new
An excerpt from How To Become The Best at Anything.
Productions are procedures and classifications. This is the biggie! This is what you are trying to do to gain high levels of expertise. You want to automate procedures and classifications, so you don’t have to consciously think about them.
Going back to the example of driving a car, you don’t have to consciously think about all the little things that it takes to drive a car in traffic because you have automated a set of procedures.
Going back to the chair example, you can look at something and know it is a chair without consciously thinking about it because you have automated the classification of a chair.
Going back to my photographing a basketball fast break example, I had all the concepts, processes, and principles I needed to get the shot and they had become automated so it was more like a reflex than a conscious action. I didn’t have to think about it, I just did it.
Now, read the whole book!