We should always be developing our skills and picking up new ones. But to focus solely on skills to the neglect our own character formation would be shortsighted. Can’t we do both?
Yes, and that’s exactly what John Wooden taught his adroit athletes at UCLA. It wasn’t enough for his players to be skilled free throw shooters. They had to learn to be skilled free throw shooters who also possessed emotional control. That was the winning combination for Wooden.
On your way to picking up a stellar set of skills, why not learn how to also abstain from letting your emotions grip and govern you? Skill isn’t enough. Character is paramount. Get an education in both.