Every guitar player learns the same first lesson.
It’s better to practice five minutes every day than five hours on the weekend.
That regular interval of concentrated effort keeps us connected to the music. Not to mention, helps heal those painful callouses faster.
This principle applies to almost every area of life. Because if we only do something every few months, it’s impossible to get on top of the process. Only through consistent daily action can we develop the habits that create extraordinary outcomes.
That’s how we build momentum and accumulate compound interest. By dutifully returning to the work over and over, not treating it like some object we acquire and then put on a shelf somewhere.
Going beyond discipline to commitment. Devotion. Identifying which variety of suffering we would most like to sacrifice ourselves for.
As the integral psychologists call it, an open eyed, ongoing and resolutely empowered yes to a well considered choice.
And so, whatever activity or endeavor we choose to undertake, we build a practice that’s truly our own. We accept that each day’s march is the goal in itself. We get extremely clear in our own mind what the commitment would amount to.
And we trust that eventually, we will gain so much momentum that it will become easy to succeed.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
If you created your own daily practice, what would it look like?
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