People who excel – really excel, are not necessarily doing more work, more practice, they are, rather, doing things differently, better. It is usually the quality of practice not the quantity that sets true champions apart from other people – in most aspects of life. People who do marriage better than everyone else, are doing it differently, people who are doing fitness better than everyone else are doing it differently, people who are doing martial arts better than everyone else are usually doing it differently.
World-class Taekwondo athletes (or any other world class athletes for that matter) are not just doing more (quantity) of the same thing that other hobbyist athletes are doing – rather, they are doing things differently; i.e.: better, more deliberately, more accurately, always refining, etc. Another thing that differentiates world-class athletes, (or again, any other experts for that matter) from the ordinary or mundane, is the fact that they usually spend time in the company of like-minded people; others who take a deliberate and refined approach, who want to excel and improve the quality of their practice.
Better practice – quality practice means more focused practice, more deliberate practice, more well-designed practice and practicing with the right kind people. We don’t want to just ‘spin our wheels’ – we should think it through and be deliberate, and focused in how we spend our time.
See you in class.