Long back were the days when we were taught to be by heart about the proverb, “practice makes a man perfect.” Those are the forgotten days when every one of us were forced to believe the aforesaid quotation. Today is just an opposite era where we have modified the same proverb for our own good as, “perfect practice makes a man perfect.”
This, one of the most prevalent proverbs used in the regular English language dates back to the late sixteenth century. And its author still remains an anonymous figure to us. Achieving a high milestone in any skill has an only one shortcut and that sole one is all about persistent practice and dedicated hard work because there is not any shortcut to success. In fact, there is no alternative way only to reach that aim, if that’s not a shell game.
Perfection neither was nor is a thing that can be attained instantly. It is attained by a specified amount of hard work, time, effort and everything positive that is a path to progress. Practicing good things on a regular basis do sharpen our mind and eventually make us better skilled at and perform that skill with instinctively high standard flawlessly.
If you are a good observer, you’d probably not need an example to witness the truth of this proverb. Watch your cousin learning to ride a bike or your li’l sibling learning his alphabets. After a certain span of time, with regular practice, you would see them being a champion of their respective skill. The titled proverb emphasizes on the following points letting us implement this in our lives:
1- Encouragement: whether we are to give our first attempt at anything or we had been failure thousand a times. It always encourages us to keep trying till we have even a 1percent chance to succeed.
2- Appreciating hard work: it lets your hard work be a referral of your hard work and gets it acknowledged for you.
3- Accuracy: even if you go by the literal meaning of this proverb, you will have an answer of leading towards more perfection.
4- Sense of success: With the aforesaid proverb in action you will have a feeling of achievement that you are perfect at something, if not everything, which is obviously so hard because no one can ever be perfect in everything.
A properly planned regular practice is an indicator of an intellectual and aesthetic personality. Knowledge is a great asset but it alone cannot get you the stars of your dreams. You have to equally excel in the manual and practical skills. This must be the reason behind the birth of vocational education where we are made to learn theoretical and manual work both.
So induce your lethargic and lazy mind and body with an active, energetic serum of confidence. Move out of your apathetic circle and start practicing everything that is a means to take you towards your ultimate aim. And make sure that you just not practice but practice perfectly to be the master of your dreams.