The difference between a good skier and a great skier is a matter of mastering the methods. One skier can move significantly faster than the other skier, thanks to a slice of improvement. Hence, if you want to be extremely good at cross country skiing, you’ll need a lot of practice and skill. However, these techniques have nothing to do with walking on skis. If someone wants to go for a walk in the snow, that person should consider wearing snowshoes instead of skies. Similarly, if we desire to excel in a task, we need to put our effort in the right place in the right way. Otherwise, we can get off track of our goals if we work on the wrong thing or in the wrong way when we practice.
Get Feedback – Have someone you trust to observe you in your practice and give you feedback.
Learn From Others – Find someone good at what you are trying to learn, and ask them how they get there and learn from them.
Be a Student of the Activity – Study the people who master the activity you want to practice and the masterpieces of the action you want to practice. You have to notice the details of what makes them unique and learn from them.
Mentioned in the Episode:
The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: goodreads.com/book/show/905.The_Inner_Game_of_Tennis?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=FqNvhBZvya&rank=1