I had this very big dilemma that why hardworking people don't get success easily (at least in my case)
is it that they are too serious or they don't have any luck left with them?
I saw many people who don't work at all and achieve great heights so I thought to myself, I should work harder than them to achieve such success but the fact is we should not stretch ourselves too much and just be awesome not overthinking about the future results and everything will come into place
This was my learning from this article
Thank you once again !!!
Very nice, although in some ways it feels like it's saying, 'if there is a good move in the position, make the move.' Haha
But at least it can foster awareness, that's a start!
I recall when I was starting out in poker I sent messages to the top 1000 players in the poke rankings.
I only got 4 responses! 2 were trying to sell me very expensive courses. One offered some hand advice and the other one ended up becoming my mentor and kick starting my path to being able to play professionally.
After this I alway made a effort to respond to anyone who asked me for help and advice. It wasn't with some ulterior motive I just recall what it was like when I was starting.
By having this attitude I actually gained a lot of coaching business over the years as well as forged friendships/relationships with other strong players who have in turn helped me over time.
I dont know if you recall but when we did our 1-1 we talked a bit about it as you mentioned you played sngs for a period before chessmood!
Nice article. I would like to comment something not related with the article but about coaching.
When I was a youngster in the club, they gaves class 90min per week. Explained you basics, opposition, basic mates, a couple of openings and that was all. The game in the weekend until next Friday evening.
I left the game for decades and when I decided for a comeback I went to classes, hired coaches and I noticed that most of them were bad. The reason is that if you want to make real progress you must study but no 90min/week, I would say rather 180min/day. So the good coach is not the one who teaches the theory 90min each week. The good coach is the one who uses the 90min to guide you in how to spend the 3 daily hours (alone, you and the material) that you should spend to make real progress.
I want to thank you for making this article Avetik!
This is not only brilliant advice for chess but also a great principle in life.
I found this article to be very resilient to the book you recommended "Unlimited power". The point that giving help is very good psychology for yourself. Also the point that whatever you ask from life; you will get from life.
I really enjoyed how you also encouraged the reader to take action in the end of the article rather than to just read it and say "aha, that is smart information, maybe I will get use for it one day".
Have a wonderful day champion!