You don’t need me to convince you that practice is key to improvement. We’ve all been through enough sports or enough music or enough hobbies to know that is true. So here’s the question of the day: what are you practicing these days? Not just what are you doing, but what are you consciously, carefully practicing?
Everyday, you have chances to practice things like:
- people skills
- thinking ahead
- questioning everything
- dreaming or visioning
- learning from others
Of course, practice works best when you focus. So pick one item to improve. Focus on it and practice it all week long. Rate your performance. Track your progress. You can’t practice what you don’t pay attention to.
[small biz] [rural] [practice] [Becky McCray]
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It just goes back to the old “use it or lose it.”
A couple of years ago my dyslexia had worsened with advancing age and I had failed to notice.
When I finally noticed (at the beginning of tax season), I was forced to sit and read an hour or two a day until I had retrained my brain for this time at least.
We all must keep up our skills. In the words of that old Chinese philosopher, “I’d rather wear out than rust out.”