Aside from all its benefits, one of the biggest problems that the internet has given us is information overload.
When I first started my websites I was delighted to get an email from anyone at all. Even spam was welcome! Remember the movie, “You’ve got mail?”
Today it’s a totally different scenario. Every morning I delete as much as I can from my inbox just to maintain some semblance of order.
And I hasten to add that I don’t like long emails! My own emails and articles tend to be on the brief side.
This morning in the middle of my daily clean sweep I found a looong email that I actually read right through to the end.
It was from Breanne Dyke remarking on the invasion of mediocre courses now assailing the internet. But that is not what caught my attention.
What hooked me was the following passage which so neatly encapsulated everything that needs to be said about the path to mastering any craft or skill.
I thought – how very apposite. This remarkable observation applies perfectly to the mastering of handwriting analysis!
The Path to Mastery
“The path to mastery can show us the way forward.
The first step beyond application is analysis: figuring out what’s going on behind the scenes.
Seeing the constituent components that make up the whole. Gaining the ability to break things down and interpret how the pieces fit together.
Then, there’s the challenge of not just seeing those pieces, but to be able to make judgements based on them.
Examining what you see, prioritizing, and making decisions that aren’t just “right” because a formula tells you they are, but because you’ve evaluated them for yourself and you know them to be true. That’s the penultimate step along the path.”
How amazing is that – for someone who has probably had little or no contact with graphology!
Her recipe for the path to mastery seems to have universal application. It certainly applies to the process of analyzing handwriting.
All that remains to be said is; “thank you Breanne. I couldn’t have put it any better myself.”