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Practice Makes Perfect

on December 6, 2012

The animal human is like any other animal, very habitual.  We do the same things over and over, especially when they feel good or get us what we want.  Once learned, actions are often repeated even when they no longer satisfy us.  At this point one must unlearn the learned and change behaviors.

Learning begins with need and desire.  Once something to learn is identified going about the tedious process of learning begins.  Depending on past experiences and current skills the learning will come easy and quick or long and difficult.  Either way practice is key.  Practice, practice, practice!

Again this is where habits come to our rescue.  The more you do something the easier it gets.  The one exception I can think of is lifting weights; this never gets easier for me for reasons I have yet to figure out.  Now moving on, generally speaking what you focus on grows.  By practicing something you are staying focused on the activity.  Wherever you put your attention so goes your energy and it takes energy to get something moving.  Once it is moving, an object in motion tends to stay in motion, so if you take too long a break it will be like starting over when you pick it up again.

Certain activities are easier to pick up than others, like riding a bike, paddling a canoe, or walking.  An activity which you have never done (in any lifetime) will take longer to learn.  For me I will use the example of knife throwing.  As a child I tried for a long time to learn to throw knives and never got the hang of it.  I have studied Spanish for years, and still cannot speak it, although I do understand some.  If perhaps I had lived a past life in Mexico or Spain, it might be easier.  The point being if you really desire learning a skill it takes PRACTICE – repetitive action to the point of habit.

The more complex the skill the more practice required, generally speaking, playing a musical instrument for example or sports activities.  This applies to anything you do even intellectual pursuits like writing, debating, or planning.  The fun part is doing what you are good at!  This is very important because if it is not fun, you will probably not do it enough to become good at it, catch 22!   Getting started does take some fortitude and the deeper your desire the better your chances at success.  Thank you for reading Transitions Blog, now get back to practicing!

😀 Sequoia Elisabeth

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