First, I’d like to show you the solution to the task I gave you:
Now you can download the solution and check yourself: LINK
In the beginning let’s recall the main conclusions from the 1st part of this lesson.
You bear responsibility for your training. You are responsible for doing your best while playing. BUT you are NOT responsible for the final result.
Now I’d like to share another profound idea with you.
Please, remember how you got a certain skill (it may be any skill: driving a car/bicycle, drawing, cooking etc).
–> Your first attempts probably were unsuccessful.
–> However, you trained and improved your skill with every attempt.
–> After some time you finally mastered this skill, and started being able to perform this skill well.
Now here’s a question for you: can we say that those first unsuccessful attempts were your failure? Of course not! They were only the steps on your way to success!
Perhaps we would like to be successful at everything with our first attempt 🙂 However, it doesn’t work like this in reality. (And it’s good! Otherwise it would be too boring…)
Usually chess players treat chess losses as something purposeless or even negative. However, in fact they are only a part of your way to success! Your every game, every win and every loss, is only a step on the way to your chess goals!
If you don’t limit your mind-set by today, but have a strategical vision; if you think about the WHOLE way to your chess goals – then everything falls into place.
At the same time there are 2 necessary conditions here:
1) You should not “just play”. Your goal is to train your correct thinking system.
2) You should analyze your game after playing it. Thus you will detect what you did right, and what you did wrong (so that you can change the latter in your future training).
If you follow these 2 conditions, then EVERY game will bring you a positive experience.
In conclusion, let me repeat the key idea:
Your every game, every win and every loss, is only a part of the way to your chess goals!
To be continued… 🙂