The brain has to adapt to new input, so we find ourselves on plateaus all the time. We improve, but it’s messy and unpredictable and depends on factors which are hard to foresee. In most disciplines, the challenges get harder with time, so we can be stuck on a plateau for a longer while.
This has a few implications when starting something new:
1. You won’t know whether you like what you started until you have invested some time 2. Results will be unpredictable and sometimes you will be stuck 3. Depending on what you want to learn / unlearn, it will take more or less time (knowing forever how to juggle with three balls takes 30 minutes, with 4 balls weeks, with 5 balls months, etc.).
“People overestimate what they can achieve short-term and underestimate what they can achieve long-term”
2. 8! minutes in February
6 x 5 x 2 minutes in an hour
8 x 3 hours in a day
7 days in a week
Every month = 8 x 7 x 6 x 5 x [# of weeks] x 3 x 2 x 1 minutes
So February had 8! = 40.320 minutes
3. Album of the week
I’ve listened to the new Nils Frahm album
many times over the last weeks. It’s great, check it out :)