Do you think a team can win the championship without ever practicing? Is it possible for a team to play at their absolute best without ever having to practice? It would seem unheard of to think that a team could be better than everyone else without spending some time studying film or practicing plays. ALL teams practice. The great teams practice at a level of intensity that would make you think that their practice is actually a real game. Although an intense practice is not a real game, there are benefits that come from practicing often and hard. Statistics are not counted in practice but the benefits come later in the real game. Those who choose to coast in practice and not do their absolute best miss out on those benefits and their skills suffer as a result. They cannot be great. They cannot improve.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle
As a student, you are expected to practice. Your practice is every assignment and any task related or unrelated that you can do leading up to the actual test / assessment. I always remind students that you don’t receive grades for everything that you do in order to prepare for your test. It is difficult for some students to understand this and it is understandable. No one wants to waste their time doing something that is necessary. However, there’s one question that you have to consider. Do you want to be a champion? If you really want it, you will sacrifice in order to achieve it. Nothing is too much. Think about it.
It Can Be Done
Marvin Byrd (c/o 98)