The longer we do something, the less work we have to put in to maintain our desired level.
This can be both a blessing and a curse.
The blessing is that as our skill level increases as the effort and time decreases. It takes me far less time to prepare for teachings when compared with a few years ago.
There is value to filling the storehouse of our minds and hearts over the years in order to draw on resources when needed.
Malcolm Gladwell famously expressed this in his 10,000 hour principle.
But being an “expert” on something carries with it a danger.
We run the risk of growing complacent or lazy.
We’ve all seen the athletes who work hard to make it, only to sign the big contract and follow it with a big waistline! Practice and teamwork has gone from essential to optional.