I recently picked up my guitar and tried to play it after not practicing for years. What a mess! Sore fingers, sour notes and nothing fluid like in the old days when I played regularly. Solution? Practice! Practice! Practice! i.e. repetition, until it feels natural again.
If you’ve lived longer than twelve years, chances are you have memories of having been either cajoled or forced to practice a sport, play an instrument, or work at math problems as a kid. You probably learned that practice may not have made “perfect,” but it sure helped you develop some mastery.
If you’ve lived longer than twelve years, you’ve probably also noticed that you’ve developed habits, like drinking your coffee a certain way in a certain spot, or leaving your clothes all over your bedroom, even though it drives your spouse crazy. This too is a product of repetition.
If you’ve lived longer than twelve years and have been in a committed relationship, you may have noticed that over time with repetition the two of you have fostered areas of good will and areas of deep resentment – that cumulatively experiences weigh more than one one time events.
If you relate to any of this you might want to tune into my next BlogTalk Radio episode, “The Amazing Power of Repetition – The Good and the Bad” on Wednesday, April 19th at 8:30 PM EST. It will be a short show dealing with this issue and how you can more consciously harness the power of repetition to productive ends. Call in live with questions or comments at 877-497-9046. If you can’t make the live show you can listen to the recording afterward at: www.BlogTalkRadio.com/SusanLager
Either way, I hope you can join me!