In any undertaking there has to be guidelines.
The following three precepts will help guide you to a successful conclusion in any undertaking.
We are going to use the acronym fit, F, I, T.
The F stands for FREQUENCY.
In order to learn, do, achieve anything, we need to apply ourselves with consistency. This is more important than huge amounts of work being done occasionally.
The old adage ‘little and often’ is indeed a good one. When we apply ourselves regularly to a task or a practice we teach the nervous system and the brain and the physical body to familiarize themselves with the activity. So, the first requirement it is to practice frequently.
The I stands for ‘INTENT’.
If we’re to get good at something, any skill you care to think of, we need a reason to sustain the practice. Intention is what counts in this case. What we intend to achieve is what will help us gain our goal.
We ask ourselves why we are doing it. What is the final outcome that we seek? How will this benefit our lives this benefit our lives? We need to see clearly what we are going to get from the practice. This reason needs to be either something that we want very much in our lives, or, something that we don’t want in our lives.
It is generally believed in the world of coaching that what we don’t want is a stronger drive than what we do want.
What we don’t want can often motivate us through fear, a powerful motivator.
Sometimes what we do want can change in the form of the goal or in our desire.
This is why we need to consider seriously what it is that where after; what’s the ultimate aim of our practice is.
So, our intention is what gives substance to our practice.
The T stands for THINKING.
People usually say it must stand for time, and normally they would be right. This case is different though, as what we concentrate on now is not just what we’re doing but how we are doing it.
Practice is a skill in itself. Constant, frequent, intelligent practice is the key to any achievement.
How we practice is more important than how hard or how fast or how long.
Mindful, attentive, deliberate practice, down slowly, smoothly and thoughtfully, will allow the brain, the nervous system , And the muscles and other organs in the body, take heed of what needs to be done and how it should be done. When this is done repetitively it is almost impossible for this skill not to develop efficiently.
I once had a teacher who told me “to learn quickly, practice slowly “.
These are simple precepts to remember, and when you do them you may find that the results of your practice will improve rapidly.
This will result in improved performance in the reality and will contribute hugely to your success and enjoyment of whatever your game is, sport, or business, or relationships, or your own well being.