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Precision Practice

Practice makes perfect - lie! Perfect practice makes perfect - wrong again. Perfection is an illusion.

Why practice?

Those areas you and I are trying to develop, trying to grow in we must practice. However, practicing the "right" way with precision and intentionality is the key. Put yourself in extreme practice conditions on purpose. Whatever you are are practicing for, make sure the environment is as similar as possible.

What makes ridiculously successful people so successful is they’re experts at practicing — they can push themselves to the exact limit of their skillset and thus expand their abilities day after day.  If you’re not expanding yourself in such a fashion — you’ll never be ridiculously successful.
— Cal Newport

If you're practicing speaking, get in the environment you will speak in. Feel it. Experience the venue. If you're practicing for a presentation have a group of people in the room that will replicate the real situation. Throw in interruption questions. If you're practicing for a cycling sprint finish, you must get your heart rate in the right spot, heighten your anxiety levels, and have a lot of intense miles in your legs to really know how your body is going to respond.

It’s only when you practice with precision and intentionality you become prepared for the moment of truth!

Precision practice isn’t easy. It takes work. Hard work. Whoever said it was easy to grow?

thoughts, leadershipTerry Storch