The ten obstacles to skill mastery — Part III

In the first and second parts of the series we have discussed seven obstacles to skill mastery: not having started early enough, lack of time to practice, lack of attention, lack of a roadmap, lack of access to quality instruction, difficulty financing your education,...

The ten obstacles to skill mastery — Part II

In the first part of this series we have discussed the first four obstacles to skill mastery: not having started early enough,lack of time to practice,lack of attention, andlack of a roadmap. As you may have noticed, I am trying to take the old adage of “you can...

The ten obstacles to skill mastery – Part I

A guide for late-starters and others who have the deck stacked against them. Many people have excusitis, the habit of making excuses, that prevents them from achievement. This is an incredibly useful idea, and whenever you have an obstacle of some sort, excusitis...

The pyramid of teachers: good luck getting to the top!

 School is predicated on a simple model of acquiring competence: attend a class; receive instruction (pay attention); complete exercises (try hard); repeat until mastered.    This enormously successful model has been replicated by every nation on earth. It has...

Learning knowledge vs. learning a skill

In order to start this blog, I had to know or learn a lot of things. For example, I had to register hosting and a domain (not new for me)configure WordPresschoose a WordPress themefigure out, how to create posts and pagesfigure out, how to create a contact form and...

First Post Ever

Hi, welcome to the blog! My name is Sergey. This blog will be about self-improvement and, more specifically, mastering skills. We will go beyond specific skills such as chess, tennis, and piano, and look at such elusive attributes as thorough planning, being...