We do well in those activities we do all the time. Practice makes perfect. If you aspire to be an excellent writer, then write. If you want to be an excellent student, then make studying a habit. If you aspire to be an excellent dancer, artist, singer, teacher, speaker, or athlete, then make a habit of dancing, creating art, singing, teaching, speaking or practicing your sport.
It is as simple as that. You will see a difference in your abilities as your skills and talents become more and more refined through habitually engaging in the activities you wish to improve and master. Marva Collins said it best, “Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best.”
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Great reminder! Thanks.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Have you ever read “Outliers” by Malcom Gladwell? He states that for those that excel in their fields, most have put in about 10,000 hours of practice. It is also suggested that those who excel truly love what they do so that staying on track is not an obstacle.
I was thinking the same thing. Beside circumstance putting in the time is so vital. There are also studies that show the very best musicians practice longer periods of time. Good musicians would practice the same total amount, but the very best will practice 2 or 3 hour straight through, instead of one hour at a time.
I read The Tipping Point and Blink; but, I have not gotten Outliers, yet. I enjoyed them both as Malcom Gladwell made many valid points. I know from my own experiences that I excel in those things I have made a habit of doing (and I thoroughly enjoy those things I excel in). Thank you so very much for your feedback, Influenceversuscontrol and Grandfathersky. ♥ Angi