We are all born without expertise in anything. Everything we can do as adults was learned. Anything new I want to do well I must learn.
Learning is a process that requires time and attention.
Practice helps me learn. Just as learning the piano requires practice, so do many other skills. Whether I want to become a better public speaker or learn how to be more patient with others, I must practice in order to become an expert.
I am willing to put in the practice to become great at the skills that matter most in my life.
Practice also contains a lot of failure. Each wrong note I hit is a form of failure, but each wrong note helps to reveal the correct note. Each mistake I make in learning any skill can be used to further my development of that skill.
I welcome mistakes, and I know that they help me to make fewer mistakes over time.
I allow myself to have high expectations of the future because I practice today. The practice I put in today makes tomorrow better.
When I practice anything, I give it my full attention and avoid repeating the same mistakes.
Today, I practice the skills that mean the most to me. My knowledge and expertise are growing as a direct result of my practice.
- What are three skills I need to master to take my life to the next level?
- How well do I handle failure? How has that limited my progress in life?
- How good would I become if I made a daily habit of practicing?