Great replies people!
As I was thinking more about this idea of "Practice"
I started think to myself about this old saying, "Humans are creatures of habit."
One thing I've noticed over the years of private teaching is that it's not that people, especially children, don't want
to practice, it's that they have not been consistent enough to establish a new habit.
Here is a nice little article I found on LifeHack.org that has some great tips on how to establish a new habit, check it out
Enjoy and keep the replies coming!
aka Master Joeda
Great Post Joe,
I'm a musician myself and can really relate to this. I play the guitar and have since I was just 8. However, my dad insisted on it and I think that although I agree, we are creatures of habit, when you're a child too much forcing can have the opposite effect. I gave up in a couple of my teenage years (regrettably), because I wanted to do the opposite of what my dad was recommending.
That said, the habit thing is so true and applies to anything. When I first started internet marketing I was so hungry for it that my learning curve just sky rocketed. When i got to the peak I found myself reading the same information and advice over again, just because I'd got into the habit of learning every night.
There's a great Tony Robbins video on youtube that talks about habit. It says something along the lines of start with rituals, keep them up for 7 days and you'll start to build momentum. Keep them up for 30 days and they become a habit. I suppose the same goes for breaking bad habits.
If I could cut out 12 bad habits a year I'd be over the moon.