“Practice Makes Perfect” is Perfectly Dumb
“Practice Make Perfect” is Perfectly Dumb! Yeah I said it! You might not have liked me saying it but I said it! Practice makes perfect is perfectly dumb if most of the time you’re practicing the wrong thing.
Now that brings up the question, am I practicing the right thing?
Am I doing the right thing?
How many people do you see at your gym who’ve been going religiously every week for years and yet they have no significant muscle mass or still overweight? Did “practice makes perfect” help them?
Here’s The Problem
A lot of the time we look at what other people are doing and we try to mirror them without really understanding what they are doing, and why they are doing it. And what ends up happening is that we tend to assume we know what they are doing (because us humans like to think we know everything) and we’ll develop bad habits.
Amateur singers are the epitome of practicing bad habits, because they try to mimic the same sounds they’re hearing in their favorite songs and while trying to achieve the same tone, they end up engaging all the wrong muscles and eventually damaging their vocal cords. This has actually happened to Adele, yeah, Adele! She had been singing with lazy technique for a while and it finally caught up to her, she had to get surgery which could have ended her career.
Now I need to clarify that I am NOT saying Adele is a bad singer, but instead allude to the point she herself made which is that because of bad practice, she almost lost her voice permanently.
The Problem X2
When it comes to confidence and comfort, this is doubly true because the problem lies within our mind, which means you can easily fix the problem or if you’re using the wrong approach you can make the problem worst.
Frustrating kills your spirit and energy
You’ll hear people say things like; “Oh just go shoot videos everyday and magically you’ll be amazing!” But click here is that really true? Is that an effectively method to address the underlying fear or anxiety? Would you advice someone who has a fear of height to go stand on the edge of a cliff everyday to get over the fear?
The solution is pretty obvious; Find out what are the correct things to do and practice that, most of what’s needed to get you out of your shell (so that you can become your true, genuine and fun self) is internal, it’s all about getting out of your way and “Let You, Be You”.
Especially when it comes to habits, as long as you practice something enough times it becomes ingrained into you and who you are as person. Regardless, if that habit is a good habit or a bad habit; your subconscious mind will accept it and roll with it.
If something feels wrong, you know that feeling you get in the pit if your stomach? Yea, if that hits, stop doing that thing that triggers that feeling, that’s your intuition telling you that you are not being true to yourself.
This is where I’ll recommend getting started with my “15 Second Happy Place Technique” — there are a lot of things that can cause fear and anxiety when you’re on-camera but if you learn to focus your emotion on being genuinely happy then there’s no room for fear and anxiety to pop-up.
You can experience a series of emotions as though you’re on a roller-coaster ride of emotions during your day, but you can only experience one emotion at a time. So instead of being overwhelm by fear and anxiety, let’s replace it with a useful emotion, let’s replace it with Happiness
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I have a support group on Facebook where more people like you and I, can come together and help each other through this mental hurdle of become your true, genuine and fun self on-camera. I’m always active and very interactive with everyone in the group.
As the saying goes, if you can’t find a good person positive and supporting friend, be one”, and that’s what I’m doing, you and I will be make two, that’s a good start. Join the Facebook Group below