Trial 1: “Practice makes perfect.”
Assess results against intention.
Trial 2: “Perfect practice makes perfect.”
The “P” of Practice is a reminder that all skills must be developed.
"Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy." Saadi Shirazi
If you are fortunate, you will succeed on the first try.
If you are human, and if you are operating at your potential, the results of your first attempts may not meet your highest aspirations.
7 Keys to Success
- Foster a generous, kind, helpful, continuous improvement mindset in all members of your team.
- Consider all first efforts a pilot, like an experiment.
- After early attempts and failed attempts, do a retrospective and find what elements worked, as well as those that did not.
- After retrospectives, create a new Plan, keeping the things that worked, and revising the things that didn’t. Then make another attempt.
- Practice with intention to improve.
- Don’t get upset over it. Have fun. Excessive stress, including pressure to learn or perform (even if it’s just perceived pressure), reduces learning effectiveness.
- Measure results. Don’t just guess or assume learning or mastery is occurring.
For more information
- Practice for Knowledge Acquisition (Not Drill and Kill). Designing activities with the goal of transferring knowledge.
- Spaced Repetition
- The Differences Between Skill, Ability and Technique in Fitness
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