Normally when we think of practice, we immediately think of mastering a skill in some form of art or athletic ability. Rarely do we make it a goal to master our inner strength the way we would to set a goal to lose weight or save money. With all great things, 1st comes practice. Not saying it will be easy, but with all things, practice does have the ability to make it better.
“You are what you practice most.” - Richard Carlson
Who are you and what are you currently practicing that you want to stop? If we don’t put into practice what we want to achieve most in life, we will never have the opportunity to achieve the success we dream of. What inner quality do you want to achieve most? Do you want to practice being a better listener, lover, leader or believer? Perhaps you want to practice building your strength around trust, faith, dedication or confidence. The choice is yours. But when you do make a choice, be clear about what it means. If one should want to practice confidence, one should be clear about what confidence means. Then think of places and times you would like to apply it. Is it at work you wish to be more confident or in outings amongst people?
“Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation.” - Ann Voskamp
Body builders don’t gain strength from lifting small weights. Our challenges and obstacles are nothing but bigger weights or undiscovered solutions that have an opportunity to make us stronger. What are you currently facing as a challenge that you can use to apply that inner strength of yours? By practicing being who we want when times are hard, we will allow ourselves a lifetime opportunity to get past our hard times.
“Practice only makes for improvement.” - Brown, Les
If practice only makes room for improvement, lets also add that practice takes time. Remember all those who we consider great, was not born great, they became great. And not only did they take the time to improve themselves, but used what life handed them as a tool for education. I guess that’s what made them great.
“Practice is the best master.” -Proverb, Latin
You might not be looking to change the world, but if you are looking to change YOUR world, practice is where it all starts and it starts within. What practice will you put into use today, tomorrow and during obstacles? For me, I will practice keeping the peace within.