What I recall about setting goals from past seminars. Let’s see if it works here.
I can honestly say my practice sessions have not shown less than an “I’m here to have fun” attitude. They have shown a lack of concentration, consistency and yes even courage. In our day to day lives, the virtue of courage doesn't receive much attention. Courage is a quality reserved for soldiers, firefighters, and activists. Security is what matters most today. Perhaps you were taught to avoid being too bold or too brave. It's too dangerous. Don't take unnecessary risks. Don't draw attention to yourself in public. Follow family traditions. Don't talk to strangers. Keep an eye out for suspicious people. Stay safe.
As a result, embarking on a $500+ build of a period warship was pretty low on the totem pole in terms of gauging success.
It was more fun to think about rigging a plastic model, attempting Ready-To-Fly models and even dabbling (that is the right word) with interior construction I had seen the masters complete, yes, practiced, but nothing that would do my modeling any good.
What I lacked was a real solid plan for practicing. It needs to be a plan that is based on growing knowledge, therefore it needs to be flexible. It needs to provide an action strategy and though it needs certain risk to challenge me, it has a have a “Do It Now approach.
It is currently in action, you can follow along at my website.
Reg Hardy writes on recreational topics including scale model building and billiards. He is a Veteran and picked up both activities in the service He is currently working on scale models of the HMS Beagle and the HMS Victory. You can follow his work at http://www.scale-modelers-handbook.com He has 300 articles on billiards at http://www.billiardscrossing.com. A 7-day Trial Membership is $4.95 Get a handle on your “Pool Playing Basics” at http://www.billiardsbasicsblueprint.com