Practice, Practice and Practice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” 
― Martha Graham

I would conclude then that those who persistently practice, practice and practice are those that are referred to as having great talents. Someone once said you are what you practice most, I do ask myself how are some people so skillful, talented and super at whatever they do, do they have a magic formula, or probably they were born to do it. I was able to get the following conclusions about how people who are successful do practice.

  • Draw up a list of things you want to be good at or activities you want to be the best in, have good resources to help you learn e.g manuals, guides and textbooks. Make sure you have them ready where you can always fetch them, this is more like planning, if you don't enough knowledge or idea about something it is impossible to good at that you only get half-baked.

  • Throw off all  distractions especially when you are ready to do activities that would require you to concentrate, focus on what you have to do, eliminate any disturbance, mentally be alert, watch out for the little details you would have disregard, you can't be good in a thing when even the little thing you can't figure out.

  • Just begin to practice again and again, practice till you understand every bit of it, every little bit, give yourself task that would engage you, go back time and time again, make it an all time obsession.
Simple tips but more than 90 % of people can't seems to get this right, they can't do anything for long without been distracted, many can't focus, many just don't pay attention to the  little details.

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