31 May '17, 3pm

In praise of micromastery

In praise of micromastery

Forget the idea that you need to be an expert. Give yourself permission to dabble if you're curious. Seven years ago, I was invited to a knitting group. I didn’t want to go because I’d never knitted before in my life, but I was alone in a strange town, had nothing else to do, and it was my birthday. Much to my surprise, I discovered I liked the repetitive act of slipping a pointy needle under a loop of yarn. I continued to knit with the group for months, making new friends, until my schedule filled with other distractions. Although I never became a master knitter (and still struggle with mittens), the simple act of making something in a totally new way was deeply satisfying. This story is an example of micromastery , the idea that people can (and should) engage in learning new skills just because. Forget about the 10,000 hours required to become a true master, as they say....

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/culture/praise-micromastery.html

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