Proof of concept is not proof of results

So for one of my resolutions — learn a new skill — I’m considering juggling.

For someone like me, with little to no “feel” for what my body is doing, I imagine this will be a challenge. I understand the concepts of it perfectly. I understand the pattern and the positioning of hands and so forth.

This is why I’m surprised that a lot of jugglers recommend that you start with juggling scarves or with plastic bags; supposedly it’s a “proof of concept” so that you can teach yourself the patterns, “and then it’s just a slight change in hand and body position” to move to juggling balls.

To me, this sounds as insane as saying, “play miniature golf for a while, and then it’s just a slight change in club length and speed for you to move to perfectly straight 300-yard drives.”

I’d document my progress on this blog, but I can’t imagine how boring it would get.
“Dropped another one.”
“Dropped another one.”
“Dropped another one.”
“Dropped another one.”
“Dropped another one.”

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One Response to Proof of concept is not proof of results

  1. sinwi says:

    Ah, if you had been to Valpo earlier, you could have joined VUJO (VU Juggling Org.) w/ me! They were only around my freshman year, so just long enough to figure out juggling w/ 3 balls. I made little square bean bags for my brother when he was learning, and those were really nice to learn with.

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