Posts tagged beginner's mind
7 Rules for Creating Empowered, Antifragile Young Adults

The new school year is here and with it come brand new hopes and dreams. Yet, success is not a destination but, rather, a path that the most fulfilled people have internalized. We all have a vested interest in this path, but especially those parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors who would like to see their protégés flourish. Our mentees simply won’t outperform our model. Your disposition becomes theirs; your energy, theirs; and, most importantly, any of your own self-limiting patterns of thought will be internalized and become theirs. Do as I say only works if we do.

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In the early stages of skill development the benefit curve is steep, bringing broad scale pay-off for each incremental step forward in progress. This is because you still have so much to gain in both the specific pattern of juggling or handstanding and still stand to gain all the peripheral benefits to follow. As the work continues and you grow closer and closer to relative mastery the benefit curve levels off.

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