The Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner

In these instances once we wish to purchase a brand new talent or face a formidable problem we hope to beat, what we want most are endurance, focus, and self-discipline, traits that appear elusive or troublesome to take care of. On this attractive and sensible e book, Thomas Sterner demonstrates methods to be taught expertise for any side of life, from to enterprise to parenting, by studying to like the method. Youth is all about trial-and-error observe. If we had given up within the face of failure, repetition, and problem, we’d by no means have discovered to stroll or tie our footwear. So why, as adults, do we frequently hand over on a purpose when at first we don’t succeed? Fashionable life’s technological pace, ordinary multitasking, and guarantees of instantaneous gratification don’t assist. However in his examine of how we be taught (prompted by his pursuit of disciplines equivalent to music and golf), Sterner has discovered that now we have additionally forgotten the rules of observe — the method of selecting a purpose and making use of regular effort to succeed in it. The strategies Sterner teaches present that observe completed correctly isn’t drudgery on the way in which to mastery however a satisfying course of in and of itself, one which builds self-discipline and readability. By specializing in “course of, not product,” you’ll be taught to dwell in every second, the place you’ll discover calmness and equanimity. This e book will remodel a way of futility round studying one thing difficult into an perspective of delight and willingness.