Practice for gameday…

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.”

Malcolm Gladwell 

I have never met a successful person who brought a different level of energy or commitment to practice than they did to the game itself. The most successful people always practice as hard as they play on game day. You can’t take it to the next level when it matters if you don’t practice with that same intensity…

Life is practice…

“We cannot reach the goal by mere words alone. Without practice, nothing can be achieved.”

Sri Swami Satchidananda

The beauty of practice is that it is a safe space for failure. We recognize that falling short of our goal is just part of growing and learning. We don’t beat ourselves up for failure, we simply look to start over and try again.

In practice you begin with the goal in mind and then you keep focusing on the next effort, your next attempt, with your mind focused on learning and growing through each individual effort.

How liberating would it be if we could embrace a practice mindset in all aspects of our lives? Setting clear goals and then putting in the hard work, failing along the way, and focusing on reviewing each effort with the attitude of “next time I will do it a little bit better.” It is through failure and repetition that we learn.

When we live life as a practice, we focus on the next effort, not the past failures…

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