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Get creative with your practice

Sometimes your task is so mundane and so far away from being what is normally considered a skill that it’s hard to figure out how to practice it at all; so you have to get creative.

For example, to wake up early without hitting snooze, you should practice waking up. During the day, lay in your bed and pretend to be asleep. Then when your alarm goes off practice exactly what you're going to do in the morning. Eventually, you will strengthen your synapses associated with your routine of waking up early and you'll no longer hit the snooze button.

Practice produces greatness

Some of the greatest artists, innovators, and athletes of all time became great because of their commitment to practice, not their commitment to seeing immediate results.

Kobe Bryant, for example, was well-known for starting his practice routine as early as 4 AM and refusing to stop until he made 400 shots, no matter how long it took. He explained his reasoning by saying that “if I do this consistently over time then the gap is going to widen [between me and my competition]”.

The problem with Deliberate practice

The more banal and ordinary a habit is the less likely we are to think about how to deliberately practice it

But deliberate practice applies to all habits no matter how big or small they are.

Deliberate practice

Deliberate practice

It is a focused attempt to improve at a task that “also involves the provision of immediate feedback, time for problem‐solving and evaluation, and opportunities for repeated performance to refine behavior."

Seek practice over immediate gratification

"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” is a popular saying but, to count as truly helpful advice, it should say: "If at first you don’t succeed, practice, practice, practice, and then try, try, again”

Building habits is a long-term game, there's no immediate fix.

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Deliberate Practice is important for me to save time. It helps me become mindful on how I practice and knowing this helps me understand and answered the question I always ask myself in the past: why am I not making any progress? This idea helps me a lot and I hope this benefit you too! Happy reading and have a good day!