The following post is from Brian Johnson’s thinkarete.com Big Idea #286:
“Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice.”
~ Eric Butterworth, 20th Century Spiritual Teacher from Spiritual Economics
Think about that for a moment longer.
The higher the greats climb, the GREATER the need for practice.
How’s your practice going?!?
Let’s step it up.
(What’s one thing you know you should be doing as an integral part of your practice that you’re not currently doing…and that would have the greatest positive impact on your life? Get on it.)
More on Practice!
“The great piano virtuoso Paderewski was once playing before an audience of the rich and the royal. After a brilliant performance, an elegant lady waxed ecstatic over the great artist. She said, “Ah Maestro, you are a genius!” Paderewski tartly replied, “Ah yes, madam, but before I was a genius I was a clod!” What he was saying was that his present acclaim was not handed to him on a silver platter. He, too, was once a little boy laboriously practicing his scales. And even at his peak, behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.”