Thursday, July 17, 2008

What are you practising Hard at?

Another item inspired by the comic strip, “For Better or For Worse” by Lynn Johnston. In this one, the young boy is drinking a fizzy drink and burping loudly, only to have his mother tell him, “You are not make those disgusting noises! I don’t want to hear them again … do you understand?” He then goes off and complains to his friend, “ Gosh Lawrence -how can a guy get good at something if they don’t let you practise?”

Whilst he does make a very valid point in that if we want to get good at something, then we do need to practise don’t we? However, like us often, he has chosen a subject that there really isn’t much genuine public demand for, is there. Thus he is not only practising the wrong thing but a thing that has no real future nor will it lead him to any real success.

So what about you? Are you practising hard at something but also not getting anywhere fast? Maybe just maybe, you need to take stock of what you are doing and where it is, or is not, leading too? Maybe you will need to not only quit practising it but also to look for something more productive that you also love doing and work on practising that? What say you?

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