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We are not our limited self image. We are our picture of success!

I mentioned previously that I have a paperweight on my desk that says ‘what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?’ I have also drawn the conclusion that without failure we make no progress nor gain learning and experience. And

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If at first you don’t succeed….you fail

So what! No platitudes. Failure feels bad. Success feels good. But stasis feels numb, a false comfort. No question which feeling I want more of. But which do I want less of? Comfortably numb is not a good place to

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Practice is learning

THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE PERSONAL HISTORY EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE A life in piano lessons. BY JEREMY DENK This wonderful article brought out a few important points to me. For those of us who are teachers, coaches, mentors etc.; the

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“For the things…

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” ― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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I have a lot of Practice

I am about to sit down to practice the guitar.  I take lessons once a week and I practice daily.  I run scales, play songs from sheet music and I improvise solos over backing tracks that my teacher provided on CD or

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We Fail to Learn

One of the fastest ways to learn is to fail. Information, instruction and feedback in the context of an experience of failure is more useful than abstractly presented curriculum in no particular context other that the learning environment itself (classroom).

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