“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.”Bruce Lee
A daily habit is just one strategy. I prefer because it allows you to live your life and practice multiple things.
When you’re practicing you need to be 100% focused on what you are doing. It’s like micro-moments of immersion. Practicing daily uses time as an asset and compounds your skills over a long period of time.
If you’re learning French you won’t likely be able to speak fluently over the weekend, but what about 6 months of consistent intention practice? Or how about after a year worth of daily practice? C’est top!
Same with any skill, whether you want to be a great guitarist, speaker, chef or painter. The more you practice over time, the better you get.
But daily is just one approach.
Another strategy is total immersion. The classic example of this is moving to another country to immerse yourself in learning the language and culture.
…But most of us can’t pick up and move. Another way of utilizing total immersion is to learn one skill (either with a full-time job or not) and focus all your energy on that one thing.
By focusing your efforts, you’ll have more time and energy to dedicate to learning. Which means if you’re working hard you’ll become better at it much faster. Maybe you want to try other skills, but you hold off on those until you’ve mastered the focused skill. Then, you use the lessons you’ve learned and brought them to the next skill.
These are just two strategies — a daily practice or total immersion — out of many. What strategy you take (or mix together) is all about priority.
For example, if you need to quickly learn something to get a new job, then taking a total immersion, boot camp style approach makes sense.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #880