you don't do things because you're good at them, or even with the aim of "getting good at them". it's all a process of slowly understanding, exploring and discovering the relationship you have with something. the goal is not to become like the others, but instead to discover yourself
Anything was holy if we stared at it long enough.
∆ Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, from “Origin of Prayer and Eden” in Cenzontle
The older I get, the more I find that you can only live with beings who liberate you, and who love you with an affection that is as light to bear as it is strong to feel... This is how I am your friend, I love your happiness, your freedom, your adventure... and I would like to be for you the companion you are sure of, always.
"We are committed to the idea that study is what you do with other people. It’s talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing, suffering, some irreducible convergence of all three, held under the name of speculative practice. The notion of a rehearsal—being in a kind of workshop, playing in a band, in a jam session, or old men sitting on a porch, or people working together in a factory—there are these various modes of activity. The point of calling it “study” is to mark that the incessant and irreversible intellectuality of these activities is already present."
I don't care how fast you are or how high you jump... none of that matters if you constantly get injured.
Let's address those small things first. The healthier you are, the better you'll be able to play. Worry about being quicker, stronger, faster later.
The quicker, stronger, faster you make an individual, the more susceptible they are to injuries because they don't know how to handle that extra speed and power...
When you do those things, you need to learn how to stop too. Everyone teaches you to go, go, go; nobody teaches you how to stop.
The work really teaches you about who you are [...] and part of the process is catching up with yourself.