Practice, Practice, Practice.
Practice makes perfect.
We’ve heard the quotes, we’ve understood them and we’ve used them regularly to counsel others.
If you find that you haven’t been successful at making something happen, it’s a possibility that it could be one of two reasons
When it is, you are in joy, in the vortex, in the (universal) flow. As deliberate creators, we know the magic of being in the vortex. Things fall in place, the action is inspired and happiness is found in everything.
Masters and experts are made because they ‘DO’, they practice, they apply, and they experiment allowing for trial and error. Again and again.
In the video this morning, I talked about transformation and physical health being two sides of the same coin. When I started to pursue this for myself, like everyone else in my generation, I went to the gym. In the second year when I paid the annual gym fee and didn’t ever go to work-out, I knew that the gym was not for me. I haven’t been back for 12 years. Not my thing, not my path to walk.
I still cared deeply about improving the quality of my overall health. With trial and error, I found it in yoga, in walking, in trekking. Totally up my alley. Now, you couldn’t pay me enough to stop doing any of them. I’ve tried running, kickboxing, cycling, Tai-chi and a few more before I figured out what I loved.
The more I explored yoga, I realized my favorite were Surya Namaskars (sun salutations). Two months ago when I started my journey towards the 108 sets of sun salutations, it seemed like a long road out. I started at 9 sets and doing just 9 made me pant and reach for water as if I was ending a 30-mile run! Now I do 45 sets without breaking a sweat.
OK, I do sweat! But the point is, I leveled up!
What has this particular pursuit taught me so far?
When you offer your time in the perfection of your craft; within the simple act of repetitions you will find answers to the questions in your head, you will learn nuances about yourself, and you will begin to move in the (universal) flow.
That’s where your genius will rise, where inspiration will come; in the (universal) flow, in the vortex.
Isn’t that how every expert or master does it?