Effort, week 2

During our lessons this week, we will talk about patience and perseverance making our Effort effective.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time.  No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.” — Sandra Day O’Connor (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)

Patience and perseverance are essential when we’re giving something our best effort.  We all have the tendency to rush through things just to get them over with.  Imagine rushing through the new pattern we’ve been learning — it would be very easy to make a mistake on a technique, or even leave something out completely.  If we take our time with the pattern from the very beginning, to patiently learn and practice it from beginning to end, then we truly make our best effort when we perform it.  Sometimes, we really have to make ourselves slow down and take the time and effort to do something really well.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  What is something new in your pattern that you have trouble doing really well?
  2.  What is something in your pattern that you sometimes leave out?
  3.   Do you think you will understand and perform your pattern more skillfully with practice?

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