Dispatch #16: In praise of repetition
The "big goal" is the future concert. If we apply disciplined and focused effort, then each day the "little goal" is to get just a tiny bit better in various ways. Each of those tiny ways, or "successive approximations", when put together add up to realizing our "big goal." We just have a get a little bit better each day. We can have fun while doing it, but each day we don't get a little better means harder work later because we must hit the "big goal."
"In praise of repetition, what do you need to tell yourself?"
*my self doubt is a liar!*
I wish every day could be Shira show-and-tell day !!
“Reps remove doubt” - LOVE IT!!!! I’ll add that to my verbiage to accompany the concepts I share with my University Choir that address rehearsing: “the glory of the ordinary” and “successive approximations” to talk about the dailyness of discipline and rehearsing. I’m so glad you’re in my thought space!