When you can do it “good enough” on autopilot, you stop thinking about how to do it better.
If you want to master a habit, the key is to start with repetition, not perfection. You don’t need to may out every feature of a new habit. You just need to practice it.
This is a look at the fabled 10,000 hour rule and what type of practice you need to undertake to make 10,000 hours of practice work for turning you into a master. Listen to How to Become Great at Just About Anything
Individuals who progress the most meticulously assess outcomes, solicit feedback based on known standards of excellence, and strive to correct tiny flaws that the feedback has uncovered. This purposeful and informed way of practicing explains why some learn at a much faster rate than others.
Deliberate practice isn’t a lot of fun, and it’s not immediately profitable. It means being in the pool before sunrise, working on your swing or stride when you could be hanging out with friends, practicing fingering or breathing in a windowless room, spending hours perfecting details that only a few other people will ever notice. […]
Gritty people do more deliberate practice and experience more flow. From Grit by Angela Duckworth