Patterns & Effort

The other morning, after completing problem #846 out of 5,334, I celebrated with a fist bump and exclaimed “Yes! I’m getting better at this.

Getting better at things excites me.

It takes time.

It takes practice.

I’ve been doing an average of one of those chess problems per day for a few years now.

But now I can see that I’m getting better at recognizing the patterns and figuring out how to solve problems.

This is true for any subject, topic, or skill.

Recognizing patterns doesn’t happen overnight.

It takes repetitions & effort in order to make things look & feel more effortless.

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