Aside

Over the years as an instructor/coach/teacher I’ve noticed a particular phenomenon where some very experienced students begin to lose confidence in their skill sets although it’s clear that they’ve come along way and accomplished a great deal while novice students are typically over-confident despite their relative lack of skill.  I’ve seen it time and time again where people who are objectively much better than they have been in the past perceive they are no good or getting worse. The perception of getting worse or better at a skill is often a matter of choosing your perspective and  objectively tracking your progress.  If you’re not tracking your workouts and objectively measuring progress, then the only standard you are judging yourself against is perfection and you’ll never measure up.

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