Improving Faster: Willpower vs. Exploring

Improving Faster: Willpower vs. Exploring

“If I just push harder, this is going to work BETTER!!”

Know that feeling?

Will power.  We are taught that it is Good For Us, and that we should Exercise More Willpower, if we want to Do Things Better.

But here’s the thing:  when you push harder, LEARNING STOPS.  You simply do more of what you already know, and do it with more determination.

So, if you want to learn something new, or refine something so that you do it better – applying willpower will actually make it harder to learn.

Hmmmm.   So, what to do instead???

There is something that is actually fun, and intriguing, and engaging.  In this video you are invited to GO EXPLORING.   Sort of like a treasure hunt, eh – for what feels good, and works well, in your own experience of it.   🙂

A way to open up the doors and windows to improving by listening to your own smart body, and adapting things so that they work – for YOU.   A way that you can keep on using, to open up more doors and windows for yourself as you learn how to work this way.

How does THAT feel, as you imagine working that way??

Sound intriguing?

Check out this video – and then go check it out for yourself.

What are you curious about – and how could you open up a wee experiment for yourself that intrigues you (instead of just “pushing through”)??

Happy exploring 🙂

2017-03-26T15:23:39+00:00

About the Author:

Violet van Hees is a movement freedom specialist who works with people (and with horses) to release tightness and pain, and to transform body "stuckness" into something that you can work with. We then use what emerges to create new freedom and ease in your movement and in what you do, in ways that feel safe and reasonable - and that work - for you. Violet is a Feldenkrais® Practitioner, a Tellington TTouch® Equine Practitioner, and a BCRPA Trainer of Fitness Leaders. She works with a deep interest in and understanding of biomechanics, neuroplasticity, body response to trauma, energy work, and how we learn.

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