Writers Horoscope December 4: Today, you redefine ‘practice’.

With help from Seth Godin.

One kind of practice fits the traditional definition. We repeat processes until we improve. Shooting baskets, playing ‘Greensleeves’, making the perfect sunnyside-up egg.

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Says Godin:

“The other kind of practice is more valuable but far more rare.”

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“This is the practice of failure. Of trying on one point of view after another until you find one that works. Of creating original work that doesn’t succeed until it does. Of writing, oration and higher-level math in search of an elusive outcome, even a truth, one that might not even be there…We become original through practice.”

Here’s hoping you’re making time for both types of practice.

 

 

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