The Art of Learning (aka The Art of Making Mistakes)

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Greetings from Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica!

There’s no question that daily practice is the key to success with qigong, tai chi, and any meditative art.

But many people fail to practice because they don’t understand the art of learning. They think that mistakes are a mistake!

I’m here to tell you that mistakes are a natural and essential part of the learning process.

If you’re interested in the art of learning — whether it’s learning qigong, tai chi, yoga, or even the violin — then this video blog will help.

If you enjoyed this video blog and want to see more like this, then let me know in the comments below!

Mindfully yours,
Sifu Anthony

I’m Anthony Korahais, and I used qigong to heal from clinical depression, low back pain, anxiety, and chronic fatigue. I’ve already taught thousands of people from all over the world to use qigong for their own stubborn health issues. I teach online courses, and also lead in-person retreats and workshops.
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15 Responses to The Art of Learning (aka The Art of Making Mistakes)

  1. Anthony Cook July 27, 2016 at 4:26 am #

    Thank you Sifu Anthony you have confirmed what I have been saying to my students about practice and mistakes as there are times when I think have I got this right.
    It all makes more sense now.
    Thank you again.

  2. Tom Judge July 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Sifu,In the early 1960’s I was being trained in sales by an ex-Campbell Soup V.P. who said ” To be successful one always needed to be learning and living on the edge. To live on the edge means making mistakes. If you make the same mistake three times I will fire you.
    He developed the best sales team in the industry. I never knew him to fire anyone.
    Tom J.

  3. Vera July 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

    Ah! It makes me want to be in Costa Rica right now! And learning was never a straight path especially in performing arts and I consider taichi and Qigong performing arts. Mistakes make me discover things about myself and sharpen my focus. So I am forever improving on something… Thank you for this video 🙂

  4. Saif July 28, 2016 at 3:27 am #

    Thanks for the video . I also subscribed to your website through email bt didnt get the three ebooks . I already ve ur audio bt it says dont proceed if u havent read the ebook . So can u plz send the ebooks?

    • Sifu Anthony Korahais July 28, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

      Hi Saif. You need to confirm your subscription to get the ebooks. You probably just forgot to click the link in the confirmation email. Check your spam folder if you missed it.

      • Saif July 29, 2016 at 2:52 am #

        Thanks for the ebooks . I love ur blog sir . Wish i had found it even earlier . The book u suggest to read in your posts are great too . Thanks again .

  5. Walter Conklin July 28, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Well said.

  6. Ray Morneau July 30, 2016 at 7:07 am #

    Thanks so much, Sifu, for sharing your wisdom … ongoing, relentless!! …and you throw in little bon mots (“sorry, Mom” and “no talking in the library”)!
    I practice and practice and every few hours/days get an itch for a Sifu Anthony infusion so I review one of your routine videos (like “closing sequence” or “Shooting Arrows”)…
    …mesmerizing!!! Thx.

  7. Lemont July 31, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Nice Introduction:
    Sifi Anthony

  8. Blind Brian from Bourne (UK) August 3, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    Greetings from England. Thanks for that Sifu. Sometimes it is lonely on the Qigong Pathway especially when a visiting little one asks “what is Great Grandpa doing in the garden?” “oh” says Great Grandma ” he’s doing his silly exersise thing waving his arms about”.

  9. Diana Watkins August 10, 2016 at 4:04 am #

    Best video chat I have listened and watched of yours. Thanks from diana UK

  10. Stan Cohen September 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    Celebrate and enjoy your time in the plateaus. Each failure brings you closer to understanding.

    • Sifu Anthony Korahais September 24, 2016 at 9:05 am #

      Hi Stan. This post was from July. I’m enjoying the flatlands of Florida now. But thank you!

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