“The goal of deliberate practice is not just to reach your potential but to build it, to make things possible that were not possible before. It takes a long time, and it’s hard. But to quote one of today’s great philosophers, “It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. The hard…is what makes it great.” Thank you, A League of Their Own’s Jimmy Dugan.”
Thought-work is something that requires deliberate practice. It is not uncommon for most of us to have a “default” way of thinking about ourselves. Unfortunately, our default thinking isn’t the most positive or productive. Deliberately practicing how we “want” to think about ourselves that then leads to a choice as to how we “want” to then feel, takes daily commitment to practice when we find ourselves going to what is familiar aka negative self-talk. But practice can make perfect!