My track record speaks for it's self. I am a BAD student.
I set myself up with high expectations and then blame every one and every thing, including myself, when "nothing" happens.
When sitting, just sit!
I am sure all the pros have many stories, but I have so few let me bore you. There is a lesson in here somewhere.
As a patrol member, we are welcomed in the Perfect Turn activities. "anytime, we want to ski with you guys".
I was placed in an upper level afternoon group with three other gentlemen, all around my age. I was introduced and set apart a bit because of my assocoation, though I had dressed "civilian" in hopes to mix better. Oh well.
Our pro had had a bit of time with the other guests, and I can assume the motives for the instruction were polled. I gathered that two of the men wanted to "ski all day without getting so tired" The third person was a bit hampered by language so I didn't get any "chair talk".
We took a run down some expert terrain, did some javalin turns and then moved to some easier runs. While riding the chair with one of the two guest and the Pro, the gentleman started in on "if he could just ski the day without getting leg cramps". I asked him if he drank water during the day. He replied that he never drank water. I suggested he might want to, to relieve his cramping. The only down side is the "rest stops" I explained. He started in on me that he was 50+ years old and had been skiing for longer than that and he wasn't going to change things now.
I shut right up and was glad for my little bit of willingness to learn.
(See thread on congratulations Mille i.e. growing old is when you stop learning))