Tag Archives: Skill

When learning something new, just enjoy the journey.

Joshua Bell Playing Violin

In this goal-focused society, we’re always putting the most emphasis on reaching the end of a goal. We, as humans, always want to gain a skill in the least amount of time as possible. I’m sure you have seen those ads that say, “Be Fluent in Japanese in One Month!”, or “Learn how to program in C++ in just 14 days!” or others that are very similar. Why is it that we’re so attracted to gaining skills quickly? We like to focus a lot of energy on when we will finally be able to enjoy the delicious fruits of our hard labor, and that’s why I think we don’t put any focus on actually having fun and enjoying the journey of learning the skill itself.