Does mental growth happen when we are not prepared for some activity, and we do it anyway? If so, odd as it sounds, this means if we’re not ready for what’s coming, we’re ready to grow.

Is it that willingness to start doing something before we feel ready to do it well is what learning is all about. We grow on the job, and many times the job is a book, a collection, etc.

So, when do we grow? When we are challenged and have to give all of our attention — as playing a new video game, and after a while we are playing by reflex actions not having to think at all in the zone.

Do we give something our full attention
because it’s interesting and
its mastery gives


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