Sunday, February 17, 2013
Found this today on facebook. It was posted originally by one of the aerial studios I attend. They got it from BeastSkills.com
It is so true about anything we do whether it is weight loss or a new skill or sport. So I wanted to share it here.
"Do you think by simply practicing something over and over again, that you'll eventually get it? Like after a certain number of hours, it will just magically appear?
You are not owed anything. You are not guaranteed anything.
You wouldn't go into work day in and day out, and then expect to be rich, would you? Of course not, hitting exceptional financial levels requires exceptional work.
The same goes for any physical skill.
"Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect." - Vince Lombardi
Now somethings will take longer than others. Foundations must be built. Time must be put in. Just like a skyscraper takes longer to build than a house. But stop asking "how long will this take?". There are so many countless individual factors that would change the answer to that question.
Some can not mentally handle this open-ended pursuit. They repeatedly ask "how long?" or complain about previous time invested without results. These people will quickly lose interest.
You must look for and measure progress, and change your plans according, but you must not lament on time already spent. It is gone.
Now this begs the question, "how do I make progress?". The same way people have forever-
- always be mindful in your practice and analyze everything.
- get a competent coach!
- long, hard work.
Some will instantly complain that they do not have access to a coach. To that I say, go away. You can control the other two things (mindfulness, hard work). And you can get quite far with just those two. Focus on that. Getting a coach will come in time. Good training partners help too - just someone outside your own head that can offer advice and new perspective.
But stop whining about "doing your best" and not finding success. You must fight for what you want."