Being the Averagest: Here’s another installment in my extended “we all need to practice more” rant.
I have trouble thinking of any modestly difficult profession in which continuous study and practice aren’t the norm. Fighter pilots train in simulators before getting into the latest jet. Actors and politicians practice their lines and their smiles. Opera troupes do mock performances before public appearances. Writers, poets, and artists attend workshops, and study the work of the Masters.
Everyone practices — everyone, that is, except for us. We just grind stuff out, day in, day out. Are you as embarrassed about the state of our profession as I am?