There is nothing better than the feeling of progression whether it be in learning a new trick or in any other part of life. Some days things just line up and it feels like everything just falls into place while other days it feels like you're stuck in a rut. One theory for how you can set this up in your own life is the plus, minus, equals rule. By surrounding yourself with a plus, minus, and equal you may be able to ensure your optimal learning curve. A plus is an expert or mentor above your level that has already learned the thigs you are hoping to, a minus is someone you are more advanced than that you can teach the things that you have already learned and an equal is someone on your level that you can progress at the same rate with that helps you push yourself. We all know people that fall into each one of these categories but it's when all three are part of your process that you truly benefit. Who are your plus minus and equals?
Here's a summary:
• Plus - By learning from mentors you see how possible things are that are currently out of your reach while learning to stay humble because you're seeing first hand that there are people better than you.
• Minus - By passing on knowledge to minus's you can gain motivation through seeing how far you have come while passing on knowledge to others. The only feeling better than earning something new is helping someone else do the same.
• Equals - By learning from equals you can push others to learn new things while they are pushing you to do the same.