The more you’re in …ing mode and not …ed mode, the better.
…ing implies possibilities, open-mindedness, a growth mindset, willingness to learn new skills, suppleness, flexibility, you’re still on the journey of life.
…ed is past tense. You’re done. Closed off. Finito. Hardened. Brittle. You know all there is to know. Where’s the fun in that?
Practicing. Not practiced.
Mastering. Not mastered.
Learning. Not learned.
Playing. Not played.
Trying. Not tried.
Process. Process. Process.