Learning to practice is the most important skill we can develop in life. It’s the only way to get great at anything.
I’m working with a former student who is trying to develop a personal practice regimen. Here’s what we settled in on:
He texts, “I practiced.”
I text back, “Current Streak: X”
After several weeks of false starts where the biggest number he got to was 2, I’m looking forward to received his seventh consecutive text today. Every day the motivation to keep the streak going gets bigger…who wants to drop back to 1 when they’re at 10? 50? 100?
And even better, soon the results will speak for themselves.