If you can do it once, you might be able to do it ten times. And if you do it ten times, it will become a skill and a practice. You’ll do it more naturally and more often. … Ten reps is a great place to begin.
Chance favours the prepared mind.*
What is a dream, a hope a desire
without a practice to contain it?
Whilst some people are all container and no content,
Others are all dissipating contents and no container.
The sweet spot is to shape a routine that is also a ritual,
One that is alive and playful:
The dream of prayer and art is to be nearer, even to slip through to dwell for a while in the vicinity of the essence.^
*From Seth Godin’s blog: 10 reps;
**Louis Pasteur, quoted in Keith Haring’s Keith Haring Journals;
^From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.