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Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. - Ed Bradley
For the last entry of 2015, I want to encourage you to go all in, at all times, in all lessons!
As I mentioned two weeks ago, you pay good money for your lessons and it would be wise to take full advantage of the knowledge that a teacher is trying to transmit to you. How fast you progress will be directly proportional to how much care you take in preparing for your lesson.
Every. Single. Week.
Before the lesson
Schedule your daily practice sessions at the beginning of the week, and organize them in your practice journal (you have one, right?), making sure you are progressing each day toward the completion of all assigned tasks.