DB 062: Eva Solo: Practice Makes Progress, Not Perfection.

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Eva has been asking to do more solo episodes, so hopefully our Big Dreamers will get to enjoy more solo episodes in 2018 🙂  This one is a very important lesson where Eva explains why the common saying “Practice Makes Perfect” is flat-out wrong.   Parents, if you are guilty of using this phrase (I know I have been in the past), then please listen to Eva’s episode because it explains why that saying can do more harm for your child than good.  We prefer to say “Practice Makes Progress” for all the reasons Eva shares in this short episode.


Here is this rhyme that Eva shares at the end of the episode, which she co-wrote with her Dad.  You’ll need to listen to the episode to understand the full context.

Practice does not make perfect, it makes progress.

Life is about constantly improving — it’s a process.

Everyone you admire was a beginner at one time.

Michael Phelps didn’t know how to swim. Dr. Suess didn’t know how to Rhyme.

If you have a dream, you need to get started.  You won’t be perfect but that’s ok.

Living your dream is about getting a little better, each and every day.

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