How do you respond when no one else is around?
Think of those moments when you need to push a little more or practice and ain’t no one watching?
What do you do?
Check this out from Josh Waitzkin in the book ‘The Art of Learning’…
“In every discipline, the ability to be clearheaded, present, cool under fire is much of what
separates the best from the mediocre. ... While more subtle, this issue is perhaps even more
critical in solitary pursuits such as writing, painting, scholarly thinking, or learning. In the
absence of continual external reinforcement, we must be our own monitor, and quality of
presence is often the best gauge. We cannot expect to touch excellence if ‘going through the motions’ is the norm of our lives. On the other hand, if deep, fluid presence becomes second nature, then life, art, and learning take on a richness that will continually surprise and delight. Those who excel are those who maximize each moment’s creative potential—for these masters of living, presence to the day-to-day learning process is akin to that purity of focus others dream of achieving in rare climactic moments when everything is on the line…”
Imagine having that level of focus…
What do you need to add + minus?