The Importance of Practice for Skill Development
How to practice? In simple words, practice means doing something repeatedly, following a decision framework, towards a direction, to achieve an incremental improvement in your skill or quality. Regular practice sharpens the skillset and allows one to become more confident in mastering it well.
The Price of Success in Life
Life is never easy; everything comes with a price. To reach your target in life, you must invest quality time and effort with a clear purpose. Your motivation takes you to the door, while your discipline and perseverance get you going. They act as the bridge between your purpose, goals, and accomplishments, especially during phases of low motivation.
The Difference between Motivation and Inspiration
Motivation and inspiration play different roles. When you feel inspired by something, you desire it in your life and want that feeling to remain alive. Motivation, on the other hand, is using that feeling to take action and do whatever it takes to achieve that thing. No training or practice goes to waste when there is clear direction and consistency, even if progress may be hard to measure at times.
The Fundamentals: Trust, Patience, and Belief
Trust, patience, and belief become crucial during the process. It’s important to allow time for progress to show up, believe in yourself, trust the direction, and infuse passion to remain focused. This is not an easy task, and it separates the successful from the rest. Practice determines and tests your passion, love, and commitment toward a particular task. The harder you work, the stronger your foundation becomes, allowing for opportunities to make smart work and accelerate results in life.
The Pitfall of Relying Solely on Smart Work
Many people are influenced by the idea of smart work alone. However, smart work is only visible from a distance and doesn’t reveal the foundation it’s built upon. Starting with an easy approach often leads to failure and quitting.
The Power of Practice Displayed
The body language, expression, and action displayed by the young boy showcased confidence, focus, and ease resulting from practice. It highlighted the importance of consistent practice in achieving desired results.
I am a Purpose and Leadership Coach and an Operations Strategist, with a rich professional experience of 35 years. I help working professionals and SME business owners to find their true purpose and work around their performance to register transformational growth to meet their goals.