Developing focus & discipline in your life
In The Practicing Mind, Thomas Sterner demonstrates how to acquire skills for any aspect of life, be it business, parenting or sports. It has always been about trial and error, and practice. If we had given up in the face of failure, repetition and difficulty, we would never have learned to walk or tie our shoes. So why, as adults, do we give up on a goal when we don’t succeed at first?
Sterner has an answer to this: we have forgotten the principles of practice – the process of picking a goal and applying steady effort to reach it. The methods Sterner teaches show that proper practice isn’t drudgery on the way to mastery, but in fact, a fulfilling process in and of itself, one that builds discipline and clarity.