Your Golf Lessons?...are they Developmental?...or Correctional?
95% of golf lessons are Correctional. The student and/or instructor try to correct a perceived problem. They want to "fix it".
More words that describe this scenario could be: reactive, corrective, hindsight, past-oriented, grading, critical, dwelling, negative, remorseful, unjoyable, work, destructive.
A much more rare type of golf lesson is Developmental.
In this case the instructor helps the student initiate/develop/create new skills or knowledge into their game.
Other words to describe this situation could be: creating, building, initiating, forward-looking, future-oriented, hopeful, pleasurable, teaching, positive, constructive.
This certainly and definitely includes "Lessons" you give yourself.
Do you always just seek to correct/adjust for your old, past mistakes?
Or do you try to bite off new challenges, attempt to learn new skills, methods or shots?
In my experience, while Correctional lessons are needed - (at times) - the vast majority of golfers (students and instructors) are way too interested in them, and participate in them too often. This harms their game, year after year.
A steady diet of Developmental lessons, on the other hand, often creates hope, excitement and energy to keep progressing in the game. They also create much more long-term improvement.
So where are you?
If you are your instructor - it'd be good for y'all to have this conversation.
If another person gives you lessons - ask yourself and that person - Are most of our "Lessons" Correctional or Developmental - why? Should we change that, or keep it the same.
Here's to the future "Development" of your game...All The Best!