Kids are awesome, even when they don’t seem to be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them. What we do and say to them are the only things that can ruin that perfection. Alternatively, what we do and say to them can also make them even better.
I recently started reading The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle, a book about unlocking the neurological secrets of developing skills in sports, art, music, math, and just about anything. In this blog post I discuss the insights I have learned so far and how I tested them with my own personal experiment.
Recently my good friend Punit and I decided to take up golf. I started out by going to the driving range and renting a club. A week later I bought my first set of golf clubs. Two weeks after that I’m having a great time with the sport. This has been an incredibly valuable experience […]
Mistakes are often avoided for fear of failure and other undesirable consequences. However, mistakes are the feedback by which we learn how to improve our techniques and approaches. Mistakes are the building blocks to success and avoiding them directly affects your chances of greater success.
Failing is a part of learning, however, we often hesitate to do it. We fear failing big and minimize the effort so any pending failure is minimized as well. In this blog post, I discuss a personal experience where I learned the power of making mistakes like I meant to and how it lead to spectacular results.
Mistakes are often penalized in our current educational system. For instance, you raise your hand with a wrong answer and it’s often followed by “wrong, anyone else?” Or you receive a grade on a test without ever exploring your mistakes in depth to learn what was done incorrectly and how it could have been approached […]