When it comes to practice, repetition isn’t enough on its own. Because just repeating the same crappy thing over and over again isn’t going to work. It’s far too easy to wing it if you’ve got nothing to aim for.
I can practice the same three chords over and over again on the guitar or piano, but that’s not going to make be a better musician. When it comes to practice, we need challenge. We need to push ourselves as much as we can each day. Psychologist refer to this as Deliberate Practice. It essentially means being intentional about your goal and systematic on how you are going to get there.
Deliberate practice is a combination of being aware of where we want to go (i.e. our “big picture” goal) and then going super granular on each step we take to get there.
Have something to aim for.
But when you are practicing, focus exclusively on the task at hand.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1315