When somebody zips past you in a race, odds are s/he's not just passing you --- s/he's lapping you. The same is true when somebody plays the piano better, or solves math problems quicker, or writes sonnets more gracefully. These people who are now stronger than you have almost always been practicing, quietly and unnoted, longer and harder and more effectively than you have. Their training has put "money in the bank" for them, and now they can draw upon their investment in times of need. You can do likewise ...

(see also LearningInvestment (11 Feb 2000), TenThousandHours (20 Sep 2001), SelfStandardization (6 Apr 2002), ...)

TopicRunning - TopicLife - 2003-06-18

(correlates: HalfwayPoint, LearningInvestment, HardestPossible, ...)