My son loves to draw. When we go to the
beach he’ll spend hours coloring and drawing.
He will literally fill an entire notebook in an
evening. Then he’ll get up, staple the pages
together and say, “Daddy, here’s my new
He’ll have his name on the cover – and a few
words sprinkled throughout that explain some
of his drawings. He’s proud of what he has
created – and so am I.
Then he wants to know when he’ll be a really,
really good artist. And that’s when I break the
news to him.
“You can become great in anything you want,”
I tell him. “But not without practice. The real key
to greatness is practice. Anyone can form a goal,
but training is what makes the difference.”
I then explain to him that you don’t even need to
practice “all day long” to become great.
“Most people never practice,” I said. “They don’t train.
But if you put in 30 minutes a day on something, you
can become good, no matter who you are. And if you
spend more time than that you can become truly great.”
“Why thirty minutes a day,” my son asked.
“Because when you develop a good dally habit you are
like a person who is saving stamps. If you collect stamps
everyday, after a few years you’ll have hundreds of stamps.
Practice of anything is the same way. When you do it everyday
you’re collecting skill, you’re collecting energy. And as the energy
builds a bit each day, pretty soon you’ve got something.”
“But I want to be really good at this,” he said.
“If you have the desire – and that’s the key word – the DESIRE,
then you’ll also take the time to practice. To say you want it
is one thing. You must PROVE you want it by practice.”
It’s easy to think this story is nothing more than a story for my son –
yet that would be wrong. In today’s day and age, we are
presented with more opportunities to learn new skills than
at any other time in history. Yet, so many people were never taught
the secret of practice. Not only that, they’ve never been taught that
the most important skills to learn and practice are the skill of ‘thinking’ –
the skill of mental picturing, the skill of using your creative imagination,
the skill of ramping up your level of desire, the skill of positive self-talk,
the skill of confidence – and so on.
All of these skills are the “glue” that binds you to a goal and makes the
achievement of it not only possible, but highly probable.
The good news is that I’m making these skills for you to learn via the
Psycho-Cybernetics Success Group. Each month you’ll receive a package
of TOOLS that will make it easy for you to form the daily habits that are
going to make the achievement of your goals a reality.
Check it out NOW at http://www.psycho-cybernetics.com/success_group.html
P.S. The beauty of practicing with the tools given out as part of the Psycho-Cyb
Success Group is simple: Each day you practice is a day in which you’re adding
more energy to your internal fire to succeed. Believe me, if you spend 10 minutes
a day your life will change. If you spend 30 – LOOK OUT.