When we’re good at a skill, we should practice to keep it honed and to improve it. When we’re terrible at a skill, we should train ourselves in techniques and methods to make that weakness stronger. It’s more often than not, fun to practice with the skills we’ve already mastered and again, more often than not, it’s a pain and a drag to train in the skills we’re struggling with. Tiny victories build up into a large self confidence, so when training our weaknesses away, we should focus on achieving attainable goals (don’t hope to win a marathon when you can’t jog around the block). There’s nothing more detrimental to training through weakness than a small, unhealthy dose of self defeat. You -can- achieve your training goals; but you aint getting there in a day. Nosce te ipsum, Know thyself. The first step is to identify your weaknesses and to do that, you have to accept that you aren’t a master of a certain skillset. Then, set goals that you can achieve through moderate effort. The stronger you get, the higher you can set your goals…just don’t try to fly before you can even walk.
Prepare. Train. Succeed.