Image credit: This Is A Book, by Demetri Martin

One of the greatest joys in life — in my experience and opinion — is the feeling of making progress, of getting better at something. Of being able to do something you, only a short while before, could not do (or could not do as well).

Examples are endless. A few that come to mind:

  • Practicing a musical instrument. Sometimes you can have the experience of being able to play something you previously…