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The Seductive Path of Good Enough

The Seductive Path of Good Enough

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We learn a new skill just enough to become competent.

Take driving, for example. At first, you'll be nervous, but with deliberate practice guided by a tutor, you'll get better. When you reach a base level of competence and pass a test, you'll get your license and be on the road. 

But for years, you'd find you haven't really gotten better at dr...

We are hardwired to avoid pain.

Getting better at something means we have to know what to improve on and work on that. But It's in our nature to avoid pain. And getting better at something sure sounds like it would require a lot from us.

So we resort to practicing what we already know, shying away from what we don't know ...

But with deliberate practice, you get better.

So instead of practicing what you already know, you'd be practicing on areas you need to improve. 

But to do that:

  • You first need to switch your perspective and see yourself through the eyes of others. This would help you recognize the areas you need to improve on.
  • Set a...

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