Focused and Intentional Practice

“It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into practice.”

Eric Lindros

Daily Success Strategies Episode 310: Why You Need Focused and Intentional Practice

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I was recently having a conversation with one of the athletes in The Confident Athlete Program about the importance of intentional practice.

To reach your full potential as an athlete, an entrepreneur, or anything else you’re trying to succeed at, intentional practice is a very important factor in achieving your goals.

I have seen it with clients, and I’ve especially seen it as a basketball coach. I’ve watched many practices in which players show up at the last minute and spend the next two hours just going through the motions. They are there because they have to be. They’re not there with the focused intention of becoming better. They’re not there because they are working towards their goal.

Whether you’re an athlete wanting to excel at your sport, or an entrepreneur building your business, what do you put into your practice and preparation?

Do you put everything into it that you can?

Are you focused and intentional in your practices?

Are you just going through the motions, or are you really engaged and focused on improving, working towards your goal?

The more engaged and focused you are, the better your chance of improving and being prepared for game time.

What are you doing to set yourself apart? Are you doing more than required?

As an entrepreneur, are you studying your numbers? Do you know the market and your competitors? Are you working on your own personal development? Are you analyzing and tracking what is and what isn’t working in your business?

As an athlete, are you putting in the extra work? Are you focused and intentional in your extra work? Are you studying film? Are you weight training? Are you a student of your game?

These are the things that not only improve your skills and abilities, but they will also improve your confidence.

World Champion Calf Roper, Tyson Durfey, told me that he developed his confidence through practice. He put in more work than anyone he was competing against. He said, “I felt like I actually deserved it more than my competitors.”

When you’ve put in the work. When you’ve practiced with focus and intention. When you’re a student of your sport or business, you can’t help but be confident.

Don’t just go through the motions because you have to. Make your practices count. You should be working to get better every single day. If your goals are really important to you and you really want to achieve them, get to work and make your effort count.

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Published by D. Jeff Heggie

Father, Husband, Coach & Entrepreneur

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