Day: November 4, 2017
Practice: (a) the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use, or (b) repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it
There are times in life when you do something new. Sometimes those things excite you. Other times they scare you. As I said earlier this week, just because it’s strange doesn’t mean it’s bad or frightening. I have two new activities coming up in the month of November that I’ve never done before. Both are a bit intimidating, but I know that I’ll figure out how to make it best work for me before the reality happens. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to practice until I am comfortable with what I’m doing. You’ll all have an opportunity to witness the end result, but for now, I’m keeping the two events a tightly kept secret until I can safely make the announcement. I need confirmation. I need practice. I need to make it work.
In the meantime, I’ve copied in a few of my favorite quotes about what it truly means to practice. Some I believe in as the hard and fast truth; others are good reminders to keep an open mind and look at all the options. What are you favorite quotes on ‘practice?’
- The discovery of what is true, and the practice of that which is good, are the two most important objects of philosophy. –Voltaire
- Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors. — Confucius
- You can’t hire someone to practice for you. — H. Jackson Brown Jr.
- Don’t practice until you get it right; practice until you cant get it wrong. — Anonymous
- Practice makes perfect. — Anonymous
About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”
I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.
The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.
Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.