Monday, March 17, 2014

monetizing the art of gifted natural skills

Civilization has given rise to all kinds of teaching, coaching, guiding and more, in almost all aspects of life. Often in return for money. Today these teachings encroach on the natural skills inherently present in almost all human beings. Skills such as hitting a stone to the enemy in self-defense, or plucking a fruit to satisfy one's hunger. Or riding a bicycle, or walking, or running on two legs.
But now they are in search of acquiring with the intention of developing further. Is hit possible  ???? Think
Is it necessary to teach Horse how to gallop

Can walking be improved by another person - the style of walking, the mechanism etc? It may be possible to change for a few hours, or a few days, but the original style will return. It will never be possible to change the style of your smile for a longer period. Maybe a few hours like those done by actors. And when they do, it's rarely nice to look at. A golf swing, if sliced into every changing movement, there will be countless states. And the most important states are not seen to the naked eye nor can they be recorded by the most sophisticated  equipment. For instance the movements of the mind, i.e, the signals of the mind. It is these signals that ultimately govern the body movements. Hence observing body movements and trying to rectify the swing is no different to talking to the deaf. On bodily movements, the wrist is probably the most important as it is the wrist that ultimately decides the distance and direction. Yet, the  movements of the wrist and the inner grips are not possible to see nor record for replay. Hence in all body movement study to improve golf hit to target is..............
It is certainly a must to teach the alphabet, mathematics, sciences, atomic science, rocket science and on so on, as these are not inherent natural skills but rather these are man-made knowledge. However, can we extend these teaching methods to artistic skills such as music, art and sports? The answer is a clear NO. Why? Skills which are needed to perform instantly and spontaneously and that fit the moment are all within oneself; it is somewhere inside. They (these gifted sportsmen, in this case golfers) are born with these skills which are polished and honed further by constructive practice. They are, shall we say, gifted. Some horses run fast and some do not. The fast running horses could be trained to be at their peak for an event by way of food, exercise and likes – A horse cannot be taught, trained on how to gallop.
Is it possible for another to help better these natural skills? The answer is YES! How can another help? By way of motivation, guiding the drills, exercises, food and way of life for the sportsmen to be at their peak performance, ready to deliver just in time for the event, not after, not before but just in time. The peak almost always has a short life span. Maybe for days or weeks certainly for years. 
Is it  necessary  train monkeys to jump
This act of guiding to be in peak form for the event is an art too, done by trial and error that keeps changing with time, place, etc. i.e, there is NO proven holy-grail method of such guidance for successful performance. Keep trying relentlessly is the answer. Not forgetting that there is a limit to the number of muscle and bone movements possible; the more you use, shorter the life span. So ensure you do your practice while retaining your inner urge to practice daily with the muscles ever ready to get into action.
Going for practice should be driven by an inner desire, as a MUST-DO routine attitude. When you feel exhausted even a little, it is time to stop, rest, recover and come back. Do not do repeated practice over and over again aimlessly. That’s a huge cost in terms of lifespan utilization. All muscles, bones and ligament have a limited life span. They do not have unlimited elastic power. Resting will get them back to a certain extent, but not fully, till rested in full ,,,,fed  all nutrient needed
For instance hitting 1000s of balls standing in one place is a destructive act as this will accelerate wear-and-tear of the back bone, ligaments and more injury to all moving joints. Ensure every hit has a good reason, not just hit to say “I hit 1000 balls today or even 100” That’s stupid.

Balancing is from within feel

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