Musashi and capacity building

Who was Musashi`He was perhaps the greatest swordsman who ever lived. And he was a great artist, whose drawings are now considered to be priceless. And he was a fanatic about developing his capacity.

This idea of capacity building is something that we moderns talk a lot about. But most of the time, our talk does not translate into dedication. Most of the time, we are looking for a “magic bullet”. The easy way out. Musashi scorned this.

And, of course, he is right. The brain does not develop strong and new neural paths instantly. It does so over time when actions are repeated. So if you want to build capacity — of any sort — be prepared for this aspect of the work.

Meanwhile, enjoy this documentary of Musashi’s life.

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