For those of you who meditate, you’ll have noticed that it’s easy at the beginning and at the end.
If I open my eyes and discover I only have one minute left before the timer goes off, I am SO Zen for that last minute.
What this teaches us is that our challenge, often, isn’t that we don’t know how to do the actions we’d like to do.
Our challenge is how easily we get distracted, how often we lose sight of our purpose or intention, how hard it is to stay grounded when we get triggered by someone’s words or actions.
This means that the most important difference between the hacker and the expert isn’t the expert’s greater skill or technique, it is that the expert is able to practice her art regardless of the chaos and challenges of her surroundings.