Every Tiny Progress Counts

If you’re starting to learn a craft, you don’t have to become a master right away. You don’t have to be like Mozart or Picasso or J.K. Rowling.

If it’s a music instrument, learning one or two chords and playing them properly in a day is enough.

If it’s writing, one paragraph (or even one sentence) a day is enough.

Any small progress will do.

You’ll see, it’ll get easier day by day.

But take note: As soon as it feels easy, push beyond your limits. Increase the difficulty a little.

Repeat the process until you reach the level you wanted for yourself.

If it’s singing, do you aim to reach the skill level of Karen Carpenter? Or if it’s filmmaking, do you want to be like Hayao Miyazaki?

Depends on who you want to be, in most cases, it will take you years.

But don’t worry. The actual practice isn’t the hard part. No. Anyone can do that if they really want to.

What’s hard is the consistency — doing it day by day, building the habit.

If you can commit to deliberate practice every single day, you’re on track to mastery.

Sooner or later you’ll reach the skill level you wanted for yourself.

And when you reach that, keep pushing.

Who knows what you’re capable of.

 

Jade Panugan

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