|05-30-2012, 10:55 AM||#1|
I R Happy Goat
Join Date: May 2002
How to Get Over the "I Suck" Barrier When Learning a New Skill
from lifehacker.com ............ Over the weekend I tried my hand at carpentry and attempted to make a table to better store my music gear. Hours of cursing later I found myself stuck in the "I suck at this loop" of learning and it codified a really common problem when practicing a new skill: the breaking point where you want to walk away forever. Using my failure as an example, let's walk through some of the common roadblocks when developing a new skill and what you can do to push through those problems.
The easiest piece of advice to give is to stay positive and push through until you're done, but when you're stuck in that moment when a project makes no sense to you and you're cursing at it that advice doesn't do you a lot of good. Instead, I took a more procedural approach to get over the "I suck" hump so I wouldn't abandon the project for good.
"There is also a river called Helikon [in Pieria]. (...) But, they go on to say, the women who killed Orpheus wished to wash off in it the blood-stains, and thereat the River sank underground, so as not to lend its waters to cleanse manslaughter."
—Pausanias, Description of Greece 9. 30. 8
|05-30-2012, 04:57 PM||#2|
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