… doesn’t compensate for practice not done today!

Why is it so often that when we want to do something we end up doing something completely different? You’re sitting there thinking you really want to learn how to do something, that you really should start studying or that it’d be a great idea to start exercise today, but instead you end up watching a movie or playing games.

I’ve been thinking of this quite a lot lately, and I think that we act the way we do because we’re not seeing any immediate results of what we’re doing. We’re afraid  that it’s a waste of time doing things that takes more than ten minutes to get a result from, instead of getting an instant laugh from a tv-show or win a game online.

I know some people that have hobbies and ideas that both they and I know are the real joy in their life, but never the less they’re very often ending up doing nothing most of the days.

It’s never too late to start getting back on track though! Remember that/those skill/-s you have? Do you remember that you actually practiced to get them, and do you remember the people you know that don’t have them? Well, that’s the long run results of practice, and it’s easy to forget that!

In my experience it’s the long term results that are the ones that gives the most joy, because you know you’ve worked hard for them, and that it’s taken a lot of will to get there, but you did it! That’s a proof of that you’re able to achieve things that are more valuable than getting lots of friends on a certain online community.

And there is no better time to start than today. Today is always the best day to start!

One thing that’s important when practicing something is to stay focused. Avoid watching tv or chat online at the same time as practicing, close that down. If the instant kick urge is too strong when you’re in your room, get out of your room and do it somewhere else. This guy has a few things to say about focus, so if you want, check it out! Start practicing in small chunks of time just to get the routine in there, then start extending the chunks of time until you’re doing things you love and want to get better at so much that you will happy pretty much all the time!

I’ll end with a quote I read today on an awesome blog of happiness: “Happiness not spent today, doesn’t equal more happiness tomorrow” – Scott Dinsmore

The same goes for practice. Practice done tomorrow doesn’t compensate for practice not done today. (Fine, it didn’t end with the quote, but I hope it’s all the same!)

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