Performing vs. Improving

Improvement does not happen while you are solving tsumego or while you are playing because then you are just performing at your current level. The phase where you improve is when you look at the answer or the game analysis and are thinking and figuring out things afterwards.

It’s not a failure, it’s a step to success

In April 2023, basketball player Giannis Antetokounmpo said this after being asked if he considered the past season a failure: Do you get a promotion every year at your job? No, right? So every year, your work is a failure? No. Every year, you work towards something, which is a goal: It’s to get a …

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