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johnelwood
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Yes!!!!! Awesome Leo! Congrats, that’s great to hear.

Be patient with yourself and continue to focus on Process and how you got to that point. It can be tempting to switch to focusing on Results right after you have a breakthrough and set Expectations that everything will work the same way tomorrow and you can progress onward tomorrow. You may, but you may not–and you will definitely not if you stop focusing on process and just try to spend your newfound ability on stretching your range, etc.

If you do find yourself feeling frustrated soon after a breakthrough, pay close attention to what you are doing and think clearly about what had gotten you to where you were when you had the breakthrough.

Patience is our biggest asset and Expectation is our biggest liability–it kills our ability to experiment and to learn. We must be patient and remain objective observers. If we try something and it works, great–we learn from that. If it fails, we learn from that as well. If we try something and manipulate other things to make that something “work” then we’re not learning more about how the instrument works, optimal efficiency, etc.

Best of luck and keep up the good work!

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