No one picks up a spoon one day and instantly becomes a professional chef. No one goes to Target and buys a football and is immediately made into a NFL player. There is something that has to happen for you to become a professional at anything…
If you want to be a professional at something, you have to work for it. You have to practice. You have to study. You have to work.
Yes. You will make mistakes. Nothing is ever perfect the first time. Do not let the fear of failure keep you from becoming better. How do you do that? How do you not let yourself become a victim of fear? Practice.
So what if you make mistakes: There are two mistakes that can derail your train. 1. You do not start because you are afraid of even starting (we already talked about this by the way.) 2. You make mistakes and instead of learning from them, you quit to avoid making anymore mistakes.
You do not have to be paralyzed by your mistakes. Instead, learn from them. Make mental notes of what went wrong, correct, and try again.
Practice where people can see you. You have to get your art out there. Your work is not just for you. Remember, God did not give you gifts and talents so that you can be a hoarder. You were meant to share your gifts and talents with the world.
You might be thinking, “Whoa. Wait just a minute.” Why would you think that? Because you know the somebody else sees your work, your art, one of two things are likely to happen.
The first being that people will criticize you. The second being that people will value and appreciate your art. However, you will never know until you put it out there.
You have to go public.
Cook for people.
Play in front of coaches and fans.
Write for a blog or a magazine.
Sing in front of people.
Put the pedal to the metal. Charge in with guns blazing. It is bottom of the ninth with two outs and you are up to bat. What do you do?
Whatever you do….don’t quit.
It is time for you to be better than average, better than normal. It is time for you to be awesome.
Get your art out there for us to see. Practice makes you better. Show the world what you got.
What do you need to practice on so that you can be better than average?