Zen 7. Ken 3.
The Samurai, the elite japanese swordsmen, had a very specific code that they lived by called the Bushidō . There was a saying about what was important when training to be a Samurai; Zen 7 and Ken 3. Zen is spirit and Ken is sword.
It means that 70% of your training needs to happen on the inside, and 30% on the outside. That is, 70% is about spirit, character, and 30% about technique. I’d wager if you would ask any Japanese business man today which they would prefer, a rock solid fiery spirit, or a new management technique, they will take the first. Yet, think about the type of training that you often receive in business today, how is it weighted?
Get skin in the game, person first, technique second.