Thoughts & Observations

Practice the Noun

“Practice makes perfect” has conditioned us in some ways to believe that the goal of practicing is to get to the point where we don’t have to practice anymore – we’re perfect, we’re done, we can move on.

I’m finding that I like the mindset of the noun version of practice much better: you develop “a practice” of meditation, “a practice” of writing every day, “a practice” of treating others with compassion and kindness.

I’m not writing or meditating to reach a goal – to get to perfect – I’m doing it because by developing it as a practice I’m able to contribute more to the world, to better live up to my full potential.

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