The Art of Learning : An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, Paperback Book

The Art of Learning : An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance Paperback

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In THE ART OF LEARNING,Waitzkin offers an inside look at two of the world's most intense subcultures while also sharing the principles at the core of his success.

One must focus on long-term goals, Waitzkin argues, instead of the immediate thrill of victory or crush of defeat, enduring the difficult periods that result in growth to reach higher levels of achievement.

As the details of his life are unfolding, Waitzkin explains how these principles apply to his own story, creating a narrative that is as inspiring and instructional as it is gripping.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular psychology
  • ISBN: 9780743277464



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Interesting book and very well written. I enjoyed much of his techniques on approaching learning. Curiously, I found many of the names for his learning techniques to be very non-intuitive and took away from his discussion.Still, at least one-third of the story is biographical story with which he tells of his life. This was more than I expected. I was also hoping for more reference to learning and chess and less about how much the movie affected his life and his techniques into martial arts.Not for everyone, the book is still an enjoyable look into one frame of what it takes to be "the best" in something.

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