Rules For Riley; Rule 8: Practice Makes Permanent


These rules are meant to be bite-sized life lessons that lay a foundation to learn from. They are designed to help cultivate strength, insight, and wisdom as a part of your life. These rules are not definitive and should be used as thought-provoking exercises. These rules are not written in any particular order.

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Rule 8: Practice Makes Permanent

You’ll often hear the expression “Practice makes perfect.” It’s a great mantra but not quite accurate. Practice makes us perfect only at that which we are practicing. If you repeatedly make a mistake in your practice, you only become perfect at making that mistake. Practice makes permanent. Not perfect. When you practice, it is essential that you get it right. Make sure you get it perfect before you start practicing. Then make it permanent.



Jonathan Farrell

Full stack developer, philanthropist and triathlete focused on user experience, innovation and making the world a better place.