Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Practice Makes Permanent NOT Perfect

Posted at   4:20 PM  |  in   Inward Core

Most of you heard the old saying “practice makes perfect.” I disagree with this old adage, because it is very possible to practice the same thing wrong repeatedly with no change. Do you know someone who have been cooking for years and their food still taste terrible or someone who think negatively for years and their thinking patterns have not improved? I do and most likely you do also. I smile when a client say to me, “It’s been 10 years and he is still trying to treat me like I’m his mother. I’m not his slave…”, “I’m 37 years old and my life has not improved!” or “She is 48 years old and she is still have crying, complaining, or screaming tantrums when things don't go her way.” My question to my clients is “Why should your life change if you have been doing the same_______ for years?” The famous response is “Because overtime I or my marriage suppose to improve!!"

According to Hunter (2004) for practice to improve performance there are four conditions that must be met.

1. The person must want to improve or change his/her behaviors

2. He/she needs all the knowledge necessary to understand the difference ways that the new information or skill can be applied

3. The initiate must understand how to apply the knowledge to deal with a particular situation

4. He/she needs to be able to analyze the results of the application and know what needs to be changed to improve performance in the future.

The therapist plays a big part with the knowledge, application process, teaching all involved how to analyze the results, and identifying what needs to be changed to improve performance in the future. The person who desires the change will need to maintain the motivation to change, apply the tools provided, and belief they can change. The truth of the matter is practice makes permanent…

Written By: Nancia Leath, MA LPC NCC - All Rights Reserved (c) 2014

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About Inward Core, THE FIX Dr. Nancia Leath, MAC LPC NCC CPCS

Inward Core, THE FIX is a self-improvement site for all. The owner is Dr. Nancia Leath, MAC LPC NCC CPCS. She is a devoted wife to Boris, caring mom to Gracelyn, Brooke, and Titus, and sweet friend to many. She help others by being a Licensed Professional Mental Health Therapist, National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor, Author of two books: Feed Your Faith and Crush Your Doubts, Emancipate In Your Chair, Professional and Motivational Speaker, Life Coach and Licensed Minister. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and two dogs. She have a blast when she does trainings, motivating others to thrive, encouraging youth to be strong leaders in their communities (Teen Help Other People 501c3 - TeenHOP - www.teenhop.com), and helping all to live out their God given purposes. She also have fun doing interviews and being special guest on radio or television (just to name a few - HGTV, Steve Harvey, Sweet Retreats/Disney). You may even find one of her informative notes in successful companies' newsletters/magazines. Many use her services in order to experience life changing therapy, coaching services, and superb supervision to new therapists. You will never forget Nancia Leath after meeting her, many claims "she is a true inspiration." Contact Dr. Nancia Leath, MAC LPC NCC CPCS HERE.


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