If there’s one thing that life has taught me it is that practicing is not only the key to expertise, but in many ways, it is the key to happiness and fulfilment.
Unfortunately, I find that:
a) Far too many people never truly learn how to develop a practicing mind of any sort. They live their lives immersed in mediocrity (or worse) unaware that they are imprisoned by the Dunning-Kruger effect.
b) Those who do learn to practice with an eye towards mastery only devote their practice time to professional pursuits (e.g. endeavors related to making money in the realm of business and/or employment). This often leads to the illusion of financial success (e.g. high income, which incidentally, should not be confused with financial success) but rarely leads to positive outcomes in terms of health, wealth, or any semblence of a truly satisfied mind.
So I will do my best to share information and insights that I have garnered over the years, in the hopes of helping individuals learn that practice is both a means and an end.
P.S. One can only strive for mastery in a limited number of domains. My personal domains at this point in time are as follows:
Musical Performance (Guitar & Vocals)