While listening to talk radio this morning I heard a snippet of an interview with Josh Foer author of Moonwalking With Einstein. He stated a bit of his thoughts on hitting the “OK plateau” with regards to abilities.
Instead of transcribing it to share with you all I found the following on his website and it’s pretty much what he said in his interview. Of course, it had me thinking in terms of weight loss (along with life in general) so I thought I’d share it with you today.
Can you explain the “OK Plateau”?
The OK Plateau is that place we all get to where we just stop getting better at something. Take typing, for example. You might type and type and type all day long, but once you reach a certain level, you just never get appreciably faster at it. That’s because it’s become automatic. You’ve moved it to the back of your mind’s filing cabinet. If you want to become a faster typer, it’s possible, of course. But you’ve got to bring the task back under your conscious control. You’ve got to push yourself past where you’re comfortable. You have to watch yourself fail and learn from your mistakes. That’s the way to get better at anything. And it’s how I improved my memory.
I’ve nothing to add as Lord knows I need to focus on what needs to happen to continue losing weight. There’s that word again…focus.
I’d love to hear your comments on the subject. 🙂
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