The other day a student said to me during training: “This is hard.”
My reply was, “Well of course it’s hard. You don’t come to me to learn how to do things you’re already good at, do you?”
But why is this difficult?
In my experience,training is hard for approximately 3.5 main reasons…
1. You are learning new skills. It’s hard to be good at movements, exercises, and concepts that are new to you. Your nervous system must adapt to the new and different stimulus and create, or sharpen pathways to build competence and skill.
2. You must work on your weak points. Working on things you are already good at is fun, but the only way to truly become all-around strong is to eliminate your weak points.
3. Your ego. No one wants to look inept or silly. But the only way to become better means that we must put ego aside in order to learn.
3.5. Superficial Expert Status. The amount of information available today gives people immediate access to any body of knowledge out there, no matter how obscure, in a matter of seconds. We have all become SMEs – “Superficial Matter Experts”. We think that just because we know “about” something we actually understand it. No one wants to spend the time and effort required to learn something deeply.
But these reasons are exactly why we need to train. And why we need to train with people who have greater, or more specialized knowledge, higher levels of experience, and greater levels of skill than we do.
This is why I still train with my martial arts teachers. This is why I still have a strength coach. This is why I participate in masterminds and have business coaches.
Because I know that I need to be pushed and challenged in order to grow, just like I must push and challenge my students and clients in order for them to grow.
Ready to be pushed and challenged?
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