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Practice Makes Perfect

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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Do Your Habits Serve You?

Do your habits serve you?  I mean we all have habits.  Some of them serve you well like brushing your teeth before going to bed and some do not, like using cuss words.  Animals do the same thing and in fact more so.  Paths are paved through the forest by animals taking the same path over and over.  They look for food in the same place, sleep in the same spots and go to the watering hole the same time every day.

Since we are animals on one level, we too have habits, but unlike animals we can use our habits to our advantage.  For instance, say you have a hard time keeping up with your car keys or cell phone.  If you create a habit of always putting the keys in your purse or pocket it makes them easier to find.  Keeping your cellphone in the same place(s) also helps when the phone rings you know where to look.

Habits can be extended to any aspect of living and take 28 days to create.  This means you must do the same thing over and over for 28 days, without variation.  This may seem difficult but with some practice it is not hard at all.  The wonderful thing is the same method is used to break habits.

Say you are going to drop the habit of using cuss words.  This is done by replacing the old habit with a new one.  First of all choose substitute words, ones that make you feel good and ask your partner and friends for reminders as you go about your life.  If you slip up, no worries, simply moving on by repeating the desired term(s) and forgiving yourself (mentally).

So let us review, identify the desired change or habit to create, ask for support, practice for 28 days straight and wah-lah, your habits are serving you now!  An important aspect of this is to stay positive and non-judgmental; with patience and persistence anything can be accomplished.  It also helps to examine how your habits serve you.  Even “bad” habits serve you in some way so understanding this will make it easier to replace them with others which better support you.  Food is often used as a comfort, but this is not necessarily bad when used in moderation.  Alcohol can be a good socialization tool when not used to excess.  Things in and of themselves are not good or bad, it is what we make of them.  How are you going to use this new tool for success?

Sequoia Elisabeth 🙂

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