Practice makes perfect! ~ Benjamin Franklin
Practice makes the master. ~ Patrick Rothfuss
Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. ~ Vince Lombardi
There is no glory in practice, but without practice there is no glory. ~Unknown
Practice like a performance; Perform like a practice. ~ Unknown
There are so many quotes about practice! It seems it may be a bit cliché right? But are they really cliches? I actually don’t think they are. Practice really does make perfect, well better said is that perfect practice really does make perfect. And, if you want glory you won’t see it by not practicing. When you practice like a performance, your performances will be awesome. There’s some major truth to these statements! Let me give you one more:
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor. ~Proverbs 21:5 CSB
Ok that one wasn’t a cliché. But it really epitomizes the third part of the TripleP Framework: PRACTICE.
It’s all good to create your life principles and create the perfect goal but we must build our lives with actions that will make all those things happen. That’s where practice comes in. A practice can either be the application of an idea, belief or method or the habitual way of doing something. And that is what gets you towards making those life principles and goals reality. Practices can be habits that move you towards your goal or things you do that train your mind to think differently. A type of practice could be a trigger —something that you do to remind yourself of a goal (e.g., keeping a stocked gym bag in your car so you remember to go to the gym). Or it could be a wake-up routine that incorporates prayer because you had a goal to get closer to God! Practices are just simple actions that can set you up to WIN.
When you diligently practice actions that push you closer to your goals, you begin to see those same goals and principles come to life. Those dreams, they become reality. So how are we going to
Win by practice!
As you start to think about 2020 and what you want to accomplish make sure to build practices to help you win. Routines, triggers, accountability partners are all things you can incorporate to make sure you win this time around. What’s one thing you are going to practice in the coming year?