Most popular practice quotes
For 37 years I've practiced 14 hours a day, and now they call me a genius.
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.
The idea that excellence at performing a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again in studies of expertise. In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.
Their research suggestes that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That's it. And what's more, the people at the very top don't work just harder or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.
Enthusiasm is more important to mastery than innate ability, it turns out, because the single most important element in developing an expertise is your willingness to practice.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
A road twice traveled is never as long.
Thought is action in rehearsal.
All great speakers were bad speakers at first.
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.
One day of practice is like one day of clean living. It doesn't do you any good.
The finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end.
The key is not the 'will to win'—everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.
The more I practice, the luckier I get.
The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle.