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May 23, 2019 09:06:48

investing in your skills

by @swizecteller | 245 words | 3🔥 | 116💌

Swizec Teller

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A little story about why it's important to transform your skills, not just grind marginal improvements

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I've been riding motorcycles for a few months now. Great fun. Superb hobby. Wonderful way to get around the city. Filtering through traffic with a little brap brap of the throttle feels like Moses splitting the seas.

https://media.giphy.com/media/ujT6NV0q46zmg6XTj1/giphy.gif

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There's a bit of freeway on my way home from work. A loooong left-hand sweeper followed by a sharp-ish right turn. Leading into 3rd street.

Usually free of traffic by 8pm. Great for fast cornering practice.

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.7660057,-122.3986481,15.47z

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For months I was stuck at 80mph for the left turn, 70mph max for the right turn. Anything faster started feeling a little dicey.

Cars slow down to 60 or even 50mph for these two. Cars are silly.

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This week I tried taking one butt cheek off the saddle. Nothing crazy like Rossi, just a tiiiiiny little buttcheek scoot over the edge of the seat. Just a little.

https://media.giphy.com/media/pPrkLb24HgAKrdqqFX/giphy.gif

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With that tiny buttcheek adjustment the left-hand sweeper isn't even tight enough for 90mph. The right-hander that used to feel dicey at 70mph a cake walk at 80mph.

No amount of body lean could've got me there. All about buttcheek off seat.

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Same is true for programming, writing, businessing, and pretty much everything you do. If you're grinding and there's little progress, might be time to try a different approach.

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