Here’s your DFQ #031:

How/when/where can I get more practise at this?

Plan a practise session and post your result.

249 thoughts on “#031 PRACTISE

  1. this also reveals how limitations are built too.

    A person can get really good at following.

    A country can get really good at making be a follower the hugest ideal.

    A political structure can be really good at being out of context and saying they are in context because they are the elected officials.

    A brain can get really good at self guidance.

  2. It’s interesting that when I want to improve my golf, I combine lessons with practice on the range in long and short irons, drills for chipping, pitching and putting. I use visualisation techniques to see the ball onto the green, before I hit it there. But when it comes to my daily work I don’t use practice enough!

  3. I often actually need to schedule in the down time/ free time to make sure that I am able to do it. I have been trying to creat a new BVS each day since starting x10.

  4. Practise doesn’t always make perfect – just better. Practice can only be done when all the essentials are completed otherwise it’s just another task.

  5. practice makes perfect
    I practice at being a better person everyday by listening harder, not just hearing but really listening
    You need patience and it takes practice but the rewards are huge

  6. I have a 6 year old so this is a very common theme at the momment so I think I am probably more aware than possibly otherwise I would be that practice and paitient are needed with all things foreign to me

  7. I can practise this anywhere if I keep alert enough to the possibilities. Sometimes I succeed, and other times I’m slack and don’t pay attention. Hopefully if I keep it up it will become second nature and not require so much energy.

  8. I did a course recently on coaching and mentoring. When I got back to work the next day there was a perfect opportunity to coach someone. I was very pleased because it gave me an opportunity to practice while it was still in my mind. I now look for coaching opportunities so I can practice.

  9. I think some reflective thinking on my day each night, may help me identify times when I failed to do this. Hopefully it will trigger me to do it next time I find myself in the same situation.

  10. I believe “practice makes perfect.’

    It doesn’t necessarily mean you have failed at the task you should be doing. it is okay to make mistakes and learn from it and practice doing it over and over. For example, making a hospital bed. At the start of my occupation, I could not make a bed perfect and fast. Two years later, I picked it up, practise my own technique and now I can make a bed in my own sleep.

  11. Constant improvement in practice is important to improve brain conditioning. Eventually perfect practice makes perfect, even under high pressure situations when you really depend on your brain conditioning. The juggler who drops the ball a lot during practice is likely to do the same during a performance.

  12. I believe as I said in an earlier post that you need to make mistakes to learn from them. I believe you practice in everyday life without even knowing your practising. Right now without making a conscious effort I’m practising at typing quickly.

  13. Well, I planned this morning to practise my thinking this afternoon, by going through my outstanding School of Thought exercises. Already, I have learned much.
    And you know, practise is only arduous if you look on it as a task that MUST be accomplished – try finding the fun and it quickly becomes easy and enjoyable.
    Perhaps Julie Andrews was right …

  14. It is important to look back over all the notes form the school of learning and practice in everyday situations, this also will help get me back on track. I plan to put aside a couple of hours a week to revise over these notes. I find that I learn more by revising and it keeps fresh in my mind. If I don’t keep doing this I will go back to where is was before.

  15. How/when/where can you get more practise? By prioritising what you want to achieve/practise, setting resource aside specifically for this (time, energy, money- yes sometimes it does cost to practise-think sports lessons), and doing it with the right mindset (expectations of failure and mistakes until skill acquisition, perseverance, and motivation).

  16. If you have the opportunity to act in another colleague’s role or share some of their tasks, then you have an opportunity to practice a different skill set and practice dealing with situations that you might not have been exposed to in the workplace before.

  17. Just taken on a new position. It is similar to previous positions I have held but different. All I do all day at the moment is practise!!

  18. 1. How can I practice better thinking: By asking myself a better question. This will change what my mind will focuses on. For example, what am I most grateful for today? Did I give my all today, if not, why not?

    2. When can I practice better thinking. I can practice asking myself better questions at the start of the day, and at the end of the day, finishing the day on paper.

    3. Where can I practice better thinking. I can practice these questions in the shower. I can practice these questions by writing the answers to them in my journal.

  19. Four steps practice
    1 unconscious incompetent
    2 conscious incompetent
    3 conscious competent
    4 unconscious competent

  20. Practice,Practice, Practice ………. every day, several minutes a day. Also visualization is just as important.

  21. Practise,Practise, Practise ………. every day, several minutes a day. Also visualization is just as important.

  22. It is necessary to allocate time for daily practise to develop a new skill.
    I have been allocated everyday time for listening English lessons three years ago.
    Now I can understand and write in English.

  23. There is a paradox. On the one hand we should free ourselves from our habits. On the other we need to develop thinking/doing habits. Therefore the practice session I want to develop is to do something new every morning for 30 minutes.

  24. I planned a practice session on how to use an app called “sketch” for User Interface design. I spent an hour on it. Didn’t get very far. There was a lot of set up required. I will continue doing an hour a day until I get better. I always refer back to my days practicing to juggle when doing things like this. I couldn’t even catch the third ball for the first 10 minutes and gave up in frustration. I can juggle now, and even after years of not juggling, I can still pick up 3 apples and juggle at will.

  25. I am trying to be more aware of my emotional response to myriad situations.
    And whenever I feel a bit of shortness of breath I realize there is a bit of stress. Then I have to force myself to take a deep breath , pause analyse the situation , people and use the switch …cvs to bvs ; system 1 to system 2 thinking.
    Practice is possible with awareness , mindfulness,

  26. Planing a training session with effective training contents will help me to use efficiently my time and energy , and also will help me to measure progress.
    Now, I need to think about my training target multiple times and imagin how to deal with it , then I put my plan.
    Here are the essential items of my plan; I am trying to:
    – isolate a single skill to focus all of my energy on developing it;
    – plan for development over time and account for practicing multiple skills;
    – arrange my training session for work and rest;
    – Limit the duration of practice to maintain focus and avoid time wasting;
    – do some drills and interspersed small doses of the skill between other parts of the session.

  27. I plan to practice more deliberate thinking next week. When I teach young children how to think, I will be working with them, practicing with them. My viewpoint has always been about practice, repetition and rehearsal. I immediately do things and expect failure which in turn would give me more opportunity to practice, to hone my thinking, to innovate.

  28. I often hesitate between going through a thorough training or actually practicing without full knowledge of what I’m doing. The latter allows me to get things done way before I would have started had I finish the course but the former would ensure that I’d deliver something right the first time. I need to balance the two by learning the basics everyday while starting on small projects to test the knowledge.

  29. My practise session was the at the beach. I want to improve at a surfing manoeuvre. First I did a visualisation of me performing the manoeuvre, then I followed the tenets of SDNT. So the practise session was very focussed on noticing and refining. Later, when I was just having a surf and being in the moment I felt really loose and confident.

  30. Il est possible d’améliorer significativement sa vue avec un programme de rééducation par la gymnastique oculaire, moyennant une pratique quotidienne : rendez-vous dans six mois pour mesurer mes progrès.

    It is possible to significantly improve your vision with a program of rehabilitation by eye gymnastics, through a daily practice: go in six months to measure my progress.

  31. In the sporting arena, practice is to improve skills while training is to improve fitness and stamina. The key aspect to practice is routine and regularity. If you don’t arrive at footie training on time, you miss the start and spend the session catching up. If you miss the whole session, you won’t get picked for the game.
    Ericsson talks about deliberate practice – isolating components of an action and developing each movement individually. He also emphasises setting stretch targets for each isolated component to drive improvement of the whole.
    How does this translate to cognitive training? I guess the DFQ’s are like the isolated components of a more complete action. The challenge is to find a regular time slot and just do them. The next challenge is to understand what the “whole” looks like. Is it a mosaic of small tiles or a large and coherent picture?

  32. I watch my kids practise everything new. Watching children is a great way to recall how we should go about practising new tasks. Frustrating as it may be….

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