Have a Coach and Take Action
– I learned from Atul Gawande, author of many great books including the Checklist Manifesto, how important it is to get coaching.
No matter how much of an expert you are, or think you are, getting feedback from someone watching you always helps you perform better.
He gave examples of surgeons, famous violinists (see Itzak Perlemen behind Atul in the photograph below), and others, and how they improved and improved primarily with listening and constant feedback.
I also learned from Tim Ferriss about a different form of self-improvement with a new way to face our fears and biggest decisions.
When presented with big moments, we normally have two choices:
act or avoid.
Tim recommends diving deep by writing down our detailed anxieties, how they can be prevented, and how you can repair the damage if they come true, and also the cost of inaction.
He argues that through this “premeditation of evils,” we can eliminate fear due to incomplete information, ending paralysis, and make better decisions.