We are approaching the Jewish New Year. In general, in our New Year’s Resolutions, we always think about what we need to change: for example, we may decide to take an interesting course or start a revolutionary diet.
However, this year I am thinking about what I need to keep: what are the things that are working out for me.
I intend to focus on doing more of what is working, and doing less of what did not work.
In general, I think that people may benefit more from investing in their natural talents instead of constantly trying to develop new skills.
Mastery requires intensive practice for a long period of time, thus it also demands dedication and a clear goal to be achieved.
The modern tendency to try many different paths, always looking for shortcuts, results in the opposite of mastery: shallowness.
Forget New Year’s Resolutions. We probably don’t need to start doing anything new. We just need to persist in what we are doing well.