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If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions

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Interesting article in the Harvard Business Review by Peter Bregman. From the article:

. . . Whatever it is, you can become better at it. But here’s the thing I know just as clearly as I know you can get better at anything: you will not get better if 1) you don’t want to and 2) you aren’t willing to feel the discomfort of doing things differently. . .

. . . Learning anything new is, by its nature, uncomfortable. You will need to act in ways that are unfamiliar. Take risks that are new. Try things that, in many cases, will be initially frustrating because they won’t work the first time. You are guaranteed to feel awkward. You will make mistakes. You may be embarrassed or even feel shame, especially if you are used to succeeding a lot —and all my clients are used to succeeding a lot.

If you remain committed through all of that, you’ll get better. . .

In this connection, let me highly recommend Mindset, by the Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck.

Written by LeisureGuy

11 January 2019 at 4:29 pm

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