When to ignore your own emotions

This is an utterly fascinating topic that I am going to revisit again and again: skill and emotions. Emotional awareness is a bottomless well of insights for personal enrichment. It has the power to heal trauma, connect you with others in relationships of supreme...

The ultimate learning secret of the masters

 In a previous post we have learned the importance of repetition. However, we all know those people who don’t learn despite trying something over and over again: amateurs taking classes in a given sport / art / language for many years and staying utterly...

Why repetition is important

Repetitio est mater studiorum, they taught me in the 6th grade of a classical gymnasium in St. Petersburg, Russia. That is, “repetition is the mother of all learning.” Despite having been expressed in Latin, I thought it was a dumb idea, as you can only...