So, how does one overcome this? How do you collect information on progress (without swelling your own head with details of only successes)? Here are three ways to collect useful documentation of your development that will help you not only improve but also assure you you’re not wasting your time (oh, come on, we’ve all had that feeling on particularly bad days!):
1. Journal – keep a record of your practice and performance. Make notes about your (honest) assessment of your practice, things that have gone well and not so well, what you would like to focus the next time. Use what you write to help you.