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The Practicing Mind
Author: Thomas M. Sterner

ISBN: 9781608680900
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 15 May 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.2 x 1.9
Description:
Our culture has been focused on instant gratification and immediate rewards for decades. We've forgotten how to go about learning and improving our skills in favour of winning the lottery or letting someone else do the hard work.

We don't learn how to accomplish a skill by careful and long practice or discipline. But we're also becoming increasingly aware of an overall sense of mental exhaustion, a lack of discipline, and an inability to focus. We are realising that the endless struggle to fulfil insatiable appetites is fruitless and even tiresome, making our world ripe for a new path and eager for a new set of instructions.

What we're discovering is that everything in life worth achieving requires practice. In fact, life itself is nothing more than one long practice session, an endless effort of refining our motions. When the proper mechanics of practising are understood, the task of learning something new becomes a stress-free experience of joy and calmness, a process which settles all areas in life and promotes proper perspective on all of life's difficulties. And, if you think of practice as boring and difficult, it's because you're not very good at...

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