Recently read a book on music practice, and excitedly tried to adopt some of the principles to Jiu-Jitsu training.
While this was an interesting experience, there’s a part of me that feels I could have gotten 2 months worth of work done in 1-2 weeks had I been more open-minded and less methodical.
The lesson here is first, think about principles behind methods, which I sorta got right…
Second, is balancing our current understanding of principles with an open mind that fosters creativity and adaptability.
Reflecting on the above, the issue is that methods and even principles can act as a sort of self-image we start filtering information through, effectively killing insight and flow.