Avoiding a plateau LO9939

Rachel Silber (rachel@ontos.com)
Fri, 13 Sep 1996 12:47:06 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO9918 --

"Dale Emery said: "
> Thank you for your wonderful story.
> You wrote, "Now that I have learned an acceptable minimum , how do I avoid
> a plateau where I feel that given my past record , learning this much is
> achievement enough?"
> Let go of "enough" and allow yourself a choice. You may choose to stay on
> that plateau. You may choose to learn more. Whatever you are is enough.

I have observed in myself that sometime plateaus happen regardless of my
intentions -- I've learned as much as I can assimilate for now, and there
has to be a period of integration before new learning can go on. Don't
attack yourself over those sorts of plateaus, if you remain open to
learning it will pass.

And also, let go of "given my past record". Easier said than done, I
know! But you may decide that comparisons to yourself as a non-swimmer are
not helpful or relevant for progress in swimming now.


Rachel Silber rachel@ontos.com

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