The importance of practice.

by Ken Malloy

I spent the entire evening at a music rehearsal studio playing the drums. Amateur musicians gather every Saturday night to jam in an assortment of rooms designated by musical style. I showed up tonight and went right to the “Funk” room. That’s my favorite style of music to play.

When I arrived, the only other person in the room was another drummer, Rob.

Rob is really good!

So good, if fact, that after the first time I saw him play, which was several months ago, I asked him to give me lessons. You see, I’ve played drums for many years in school. I recently got back to playing and I want to get REALLY good!

Anyway, Rob turned me down. “Too busy” he told me. I was fine with that, but now, here we were alone in the studio and I had a chance to talk with him. I asked him how he got so good and he answered with a question.

“Do you practice every day?” he asked.

“Yes, 15 minutes a day.”

“No enough!” he responded. “If you want to get really good, you MUST practice AT LEAST one hour per day — not every day — but most days.”

“So, practice makes perfect, right?

“NO!” he barked. ”PERFECT practice make perfect! You must make your practicing count.”

He went on to tell me how to do that and so I got my lesson after all.

When I got home, I thought about what Rob said and how much it relates learning what Dr. Sarno is teaching. We must put in the daily practice.

As Dr. Sarno puts it, “Daily practice is essential.”

A half hour in the morning and again at night is a start.  But, if your symptoms are substantial, well then, take more time and go deeper.

What makes a perfect practice when it come to learning what Dr. Sarno is teaching?

I’ll be writing more about this in upcoming posts, so stick around!