This article is rated Level 9. This article is perfect for those who aim for the title of World Champion, and who aim to keep this title.
As a child belonging to Asian parents, I can tell you frankly I’ve heard the phrase “It’s not good enough” way more than I care to mention. As such, it’s always been my intention to try and never use such language when teaching those reading these articles and those I help person to person. However, I can’t say that those words aren’t uttered with good intentions. It is the pride of the teacher to see a student understand and succeed. The language may be wrong but it certainly is well meant. So what then? Well, the best way to instruct is to establish a formula for growth. Instead of raising the bar and teaching to aim higher, there needs to be something substantive that is within reach to establish growth inwardly.
For Weiss, the key to figuring out proper growth is to find out where you started, where you are, and where you plan to be. This is a standard in goals and long-term planning for financing, especially for those that plan to buy a house or own a business, and translating that to Weiss can almost be done point for point.
Each point has its own importance, and I want to cover them in detail, but for brevity’s sake, let me list what I plan to talk about today. I’ll provide my own personal example once we finish to showcase what exactly I’m talking about.
– Where did you start when you first started playing Weiss?
– Where are you now?
– Where do you plan to be next year, or next tournament?