Yesterday I made vegan sushi for the third time. The first time, the sushi looked like seaweed and debris that had washed up on the shore. The second time it resembled sushi, but as if the sushi delivery guy had been in a car accident.
This time it looked very decent, I must say.
I watched many YouTube videos for instructions and recipe ideas. I experimented with different ingredients and combinations: avocado, cucumber, carrot, bell pepper, mushrooms, and tofu.
My practice didn’t make perfect, and I think it is an illusion it ever will.
What practice did do is that it made my skills grow.
The joy of growth
What counts (for me) is the joy of growth, and that my son and I enjoyed the meal.
So, remember: practice doesn’t make perfect.
(I’m not even sure perfection exists.)
Practice makes you grow.
And growth equals happiness, Tony Robbins says. But don’t believe that just because Tony – or I for that matter – says so. See for yourself.
To become good at something, you have to be willing to be bad at it for a long time.
You have to be willing to be committed, to try, to experiment, to fail, to receive negative feedback, and to be embarrassed.
What do you want to become good at? Are you willing to do the above?