Top achievers utilize the process of DELIBERATE PRACTICE to help them focus on their technique. One gives their FULL ATTENTION rather than just their time. It is necessary to have instant feedback from a mentor. When one incorporates the constant feedback into the training it becomes ingrained into habit, then into knowledge, which then develops into intuition. This persistent training where you give your FULL CONCENTRATION rather than just your time is extremely important.
WHAT PREVENTS ONE FROM LEARNING IS A SENSE OF SUPERIORITY, an unwillingness to rid themselves of their rigid ideas about what is believed to be real or true. One must adapt to a childlike attitude and be totally open to a HUNGER TO LEARN. There are no SHORTCUTS to an apprenticeship. One must be willing to be committed to the process and be open to making mistakes. In other word’s one must completely “SURRENDER.”
One MUST BE PRESENT. To be PRESENT one must be ATTENTIVE, CONNECTED, INTEGRATED, FOCUSED, RESILIENT and having TRUST. TRUSTING yourself is crucial. Being CONFIDENT is trusting yourself. BELIEVING in your BELIEFS is a negative, especially when one is going through a LEARNING PROCESS.
By saying I DO NOT KNOW, you open the door to LEARNING and CREATIVITY. A necessary place to be at all times. DOUBT is the door to trying new things, being open to CREATIVITY.
One last thing to be aware of, is GRATITUDE. Always acknowledge those that gave you a rung in the LADDER to your progress. SAYING THANK YOU is a simple gesture. One word mentioned to you could be the incentive that was needed for your progress. WHY NOT SAY THANK YOU?
Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.