Tips on Learning New Skills Later in Life by the Author of ‘Mastery’

Have you ever wanted to win a tennis grand slam, or be the best chess player in the world? And if so, is it too late to start learning now?

Do we really have to start young to master new skills?

Arturo Hernandez says no, we don’t. He is a professor of psychology at the University of Houston, and the author of “Mastery: How Learning Transforms Our Brains, Minds, and Bodies.” Mr. Hernandez says that our will to learn and the clarity of our goals play a significant role in learning new skills.