Friday, February 5, 2010
yeah, as the title says. My post today gonna give the guide to master anything you want. Of course it's not a silver bullet for everything, but most of the time is :D.
Let me first tell how i reached this conclusion through 3 different activities.
Around six years ago, i had an obsession with the game Minesweeper. At first i were very slow and didn't even complete the hard level. by the time, i made some progress. Now i reached a very good level: 6s for beginner, 48s for intermediate, 166s for expert.
Around 4 years ago, i started 2 things simultaneously: playing guitar and keyboard speed touching.
Although they may sound different but there's a common attribute between them. Both requires some neurological synchronization between your both hands and between fingers themselves.
Also at the beginning i were too slow at both :D. Now,thanks God, i am relatively good at guitar (but still sucks :D) and can type on keyboard at 50 WPM approx.
Sometimes when i don't practice guitar for weeks, the next time i hold the guitar i find myself better and faster. The only possible explanation for this is the keyboard typing which i do during the non practicing guitar weeks. Both activities effects each other.
Did anyone notice the common pattern between these 3 things. They all start very slowly and then speed is gained progressively.
Also, the famous guitar lessons and tutorials advise any guitar player to start playing what he wants to play at a slow temp(speed) until he plays it perfectly. Then progressively increase the temp and master what you do. You repeat this process until you reach your desired tempo and Voila .. you're done.
So the answer is very easy. To master anything, first start by doing it at a slow speed but with high accuracy and strength. When you do it perfectly, increase your speed and re-practice it again. The more you practice, the more you gain accuracy and strength and be perfect at what you do.
Unfortunately, there's a catch here. Practicing needs time, and time is not large enough to practice everything. So you need to define your priorities and choose what you're more passionate about. Because simply you can't do everything.
To summarize, always remember the proverb : "Practice makes Perfect".