July 10, 2008

Practice Is Challenging Your limits

Practice makes perfect. Perfection is a moving target. Practice is continuously challenging your limits to gain perfection.

Consider you are new at the game of darts. Initially you start throwing darts from a ten feet distance. Assume that your darts land fifteen inches away, on an average, from the bulls-eye. This is your limit as a beginner. You can challenge this limit through practice which enables you to progressively decrease the average distance till you start hitting the bulls-eye consistently. This is perfect, but only when the dartboard is ten feet away. To gain perfection at hitting the bulls-eye from twelve feet, you need to challenge your limits further and practice more. Putting a blindfold on one eye will challenge your limits even further. And so on...

Practice helps you gain perfection. However, perfection is a matter of definition that changes with each milestone that you achieve. Each milestone is a limit that you set for yourself. Each new definition of perfection forces you to challenge your limits yet again, and continue practicing till you reach the next milestone. It never ends, and there is no final limit.

6 comments:

Marjie said...

I am one of those who you call a "perfectionist" to where my motto is if you do something, do it right. but I'm not always happy with being who i am. i honestly think perfection is a weakness because it keeps you from recognizing the small mistakes that may surprise you and make you a better person in the end. practice, however, covers both areas. time just seem to be the limit on most cases.

great blog my friend. give me a visit too when you get a chance

~marjie

alok said...

very inspiring post indeed. keep posing!

Dorothy said...

This is short, sweet, and makes great sense. I'm so glad you stopped by my site, so I could bookmark yours. This is great advice even to a 61 year old grandma...

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Corinne Rodrigues said...

Cool website..came by here from Blogadda and am glad I did.

C

Pastor Lars said...

I intend to place a link to your blog on mime. Glad I found you.

Sophiagurl said...

happy holidays!

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