I was playing table tennis (ping pong) with a friend recently and he was telling me about the lessons he was taking from a local pro. We were joking about the fact that the more lessons he takes the worse he gets.
The reason he seems to get worse the more he plays is he is thinking too much. The more he is taught the more things go through his mind while playing and it really does make him worse.
Does this mean he should stop taking lessons? Of course not. Long term these lessons will make him better but he has to practice enough so that he does these things naturally and without extra thought.
How many things in your life would you do better with just a little bit of practice? While there’s a belief it takes 10,000 hours to master something, there are many things in life where we could be much better with just a little bit of practice.
Practice makes permanent but with just a little practice, we can be better at many things
Just something to think about.
Have a great day!