21 Quotes About Practice

21 Quotes About PracticeThere are not too many things that I am naturally good at doing. I mean it… most of what I have learned and have learned how to do well has been the result of many hours and sometimes years of practice.

It’s NOT because I am slow learner it is just that I learn differently. I need a combination of words, explanation, particular levels of understanding of how everything works, and after that I need practical experience, and usually lots of it… Once learned though, once something is mastered, I have it.

So to honor the art of “practicing” here are 21 quotes about practice to help to encourage you if you need it!

21 Quotes About Practice

“To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

“Practice creates the master.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.” – Toba Beta

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“The way anything is developed is through practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice and more practice.” – Joyce Meyer

“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than a ton of theory.” – Ernst F. Schumacher

“Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere.” – Sasha Cohen

“Before we can talk about a championship, we have to practice like a championship team.” – Mike Singletary

“You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it’s a habit. I always say, ‘Seeing is not believing. Doing is believing.'” – Brett Hoebel

“Determination, effort, and practice are rewarded with success.” – Mary Lydon Simonsen

“I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it.” – Ray Bradbury

“Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.” – Periander

“I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation.” – Will Smith

“I’m a strong believer that you practice like you play, little things make big things happen.” – Tony Dorsett

“Forget perfect on the first try. In the face of frustration, your best tool is a few deep breaths, and remembering that you can do anything once you’ve practed two hundred times.” – Miriam Peskowitz

“By constant practices, deliberate repetitions and uninterrupted exercises, leaders go from zero to hero. They don’t quit.” – Israelmore Ayivor

“Preparation to success is hard work of daily practice with improvement.” – Millie DeWitt

“You don’t know how much artists go through to make it look so easy. It’s all in the practice.” – Lauryn Hill

“If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win.” – Andre Agassi

“Everything is practice.” – Pele

Today I spent over eight hours “practicing” a skill that I eventually hope to master and I can look forward to many hours the next few weeks getting to do the same. Practice takes time… and experience makes experts. So whatever it is that you are wanting to master or be the best at… keep at it! Remember… they say that it takes around ten thousand hours of focused effort to reach a level of mastery at anything. Keep practicing!

I hope that you enjoyed these 21 quotes about practice… do you have any of your own that you would like to share?

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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