TERRIFIC TUESDAY/ Practice makes perfect
We’re told that with thousands of hours of deliberate practice, meaning practicing the same thing repeatedly, we can become experts.
I’m a firm a firm believer that anyone can become expertly skillful at anything, if they practice intelligently. But it’s not enough to practice with repetition.
Every time you practice with bad technique, you entrench it further. The reality is that if we want to get better, not just any old practice will do. If your technique isn’t right, you’ll be getting progressively better at doing things the wrong way, and helping to entrench habits that will hold you back from reaching your full potential with that skill.
Everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
Don’t dwell on what did or didn’t happen in the past. Learn to be in the here and now, and experience life as it’s happening, and appreciate the world for the beauty that it is, right now. Practice makes perfect with this crucial skill.
Compassion is developing a sense of shared suffering with others … and taking steps to alleviate the suffering of others. I think too often we forget about the suffering of others while focusing on our own suffering, and if we learned to share the suffering of others, our suffering would seem insignificant as a result. Compassion is an extremely valuable skill to learn, and you get better with practice
Sometimes it’s better to learn to accept, and to love, the world as it is, and people as they are, rather than to try to make everything and everyone conform to an impossible ideal. I’m not saying you should accept cruelty and injustice, but learn to love things when they are less than perfect.
I absolutely believe in miracles, and believe that they are all around us, every day. My children are all miracles. The kindnesses of strangers are miracles. The life growing all around us is a miracle.
That is my 2 for this Tuesday: practice and compassion
Hope you all have a TERRIFIC Tuesday!