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 that would make us be better.
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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...
So instead of practicing what you already know, you'd be practicing on areas you need to improve.
But to do that:
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