Sometimes I say no to help, when I really should say yes. I've thought about this in terms of athletics and realized it's held me back from both learning and forming personal bonds. Just say yes!
Are exercise and learning motor skills related? Is it best to learn new motor skills before or after exercise? Research shows exercise helps make new skills stick better in our brains.
I work hard at self-awareness. I find it to be helpful to my learning process as an athlete. I discovered I always follow the same 5 step process of breakdown and awareness. It's ugly, but it works.
I not only understand my patient's injuries because I'm a doctor, but also because I was once an injured athlete, too. It was that injury that actually inspired me to pursue my career.
Neil Peart, drummer for the rock band Rush, taught me something valuable about being a BJJ black belt. It's taken me a while to figure out how to explain it, but here you go.
Not sure where to start learning? Start small. Over time, enough manageable chunks will take us farther than we ever thought possible. In anything.
When you are trying to learn something hard, like the snatch or a muscle up that hinges on technique, you have to spend the majority of your time on the most basic components of the movement.
How do you learn? There are 4 stages to learn. Where are you in the sport you are training? Review the Conscious Competence model of skill acquisition and find out.