The Teacher Must Train As Much As The Student
A good teacher, who at the same time is still trying to improve oneself, is like a fish trying to swim up stream.
It’s hard work yes, but worth the struggle.
If you are happy to just tread water then fine, granted you will not improve but you will not decline either.
But the moment you stop your personal training, and begin walking around as though you are something special, you will begin to be dragged downstream.
I have seen this many times when a teacher has proudly spoken to me of how his students are improving so much that they are even testing the teacher!
Unfortunately this joy is short lived when I inform them that their students are not as good as they think, as it is not just that the students are moving up but the teacher (skill wise) is dropping down to meet them.