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Donít be afraid to fall as long as youíve made up your mind to always get up
Practice is not necessary when you have pure talent and passion.
- P.W. (Philosopher Wannabe)
^yan ba sabi? Sabi nito opposite. Wala sigurong talent to.
"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."
M. "The Greatest" Ali
Some people practice just for the sake of practice. Some people do something because they love doing it. So when you have the passion, its as if you practice what you want to do all the time. Oh ha.
I don't get it. The first quote you said practice isn't necessary. Now you're saying practice and passion is one in the same.
If you have passion for it means you do it all the time (if you like/have passion for dancing you're gonna dance in every opportunity you can). If you do it all the time, that means you're practicing. (It's what it literally means in the dictionary.)
If you have the passion you don't think of practice as "practice". Don't forget that I included talent with passion in my post. Some people practice just for the sake of doing it regularly but not really having the passion to do it.
The actual point is the mindset of people who think that someone just gets better in something because of practice but its really pure talent and passion that makes that person successful. So if I practice singing everyday but I do sound like a frog then thinking that I can beat someone who has pure talent and passion is simply ridiculous.
The crux is that Ali had the talent and passion. Do not misunderstand what he said.
Last edited by Jameaux; Aug 15, 2012 at 04:00 AM.
^ But that presupposes that there's simply talent and everything is given to you by chance. Not true. That it's all natural (and not nurture) and free lunch. I don't believe in free lunches. Give me someone who has the body and genetics of Michael Jordan, and I can tell you many, but where are they, why are they not as great, why is there only Michael Jordan? Because Jordan is superbly competitive man and he pushed his a$$ to be where he was at. He went to school, and perfected his game. The rest of the Jordans? In the ghetto with nothing. A gun only kills people when you pull the trigger.
Although not all great swimmers have Mike Phelps genetics, many great swimmers became great because of practice. God gives you the potential to a six pack, but to make it happen you go to the gym and use discipline in diet...even when it sucks.
Pistorius runs with no legs and by fate and chance should be an invalid. But he pushed his a$$ and although he doesn't make world records like the younger Bolt and James, the fact that a man running with no legs at the Olympic level albeit fate and circumstances makes him a hero in the sport.
And at the end of the day if you were ever an athlete, or an artist, despite 'passion' you know there are times you do things because you do it. When it sucks, when you don't have motivation, you run anyway, you push anyway. No passion, no love, just plain old grind. You do it anyway because when the heart fails, you use reason, just like when it's vice versa.
Champions are champions because they do things even it sucks a$$ and they hate it.
Like I said, it is the mindset that you should understand - people who discover their talent and have the passion don't really think of practice as merely practice. There is always more to it.
Its really unbelievable to say that Michael Jordan didn't have the talent and passion to play basketball. I believe he pushed himself because he wanted to not because he did NOT want to.
A very good example is Pistorius. He clearly has the talent and passion. Who would for an average mind run with no legs? He discovers the ability to run with fake legs and found that he's got that talent. The passion, the fun, the unlikelihood of coming up against physically normal people is what drove him to do what he is doing. If he is practicing, it is part of his routine since he is an athlete. But doing things beyond that requires talent and passion.
When it sucks, when you don't have motivation, you run anyway, you push anyway. Dedication is synonymous to passion. You don't do something because you want to fail but you do it because you are after success.
I would say champions are champions because they love doing things even if it involves sucking a$$. It is not the sucking of the a$$ that they love. It is the love for that thing they want to keep doing. And yes, it is called passion.
Ang pagkakaintindi ko sa quote mo hindi na kailangan mag-practice basta may talent and passion.
"Practice is not practice for people with passion." Bullcrap. As someone who've played a sport know, that even when you love the sport you play there are moments that you go to summer camp, spring camp, weekly meets, it sucks and you don't want to do it. You practice ANYWAY because that's what we do. No passion no love. Repetitive moments? Yes. Tell me Manny Pacquiao always have a smile during his practice.
No one said Michael Jordan didn't have talent and passion. He clearly did. But what sets apart Jordan from others is that he clearly did the sh!tty parts to perfect himself. He played highschool and college ball. You know how many hours of practice and camps and tryouts that spent? And he was declined the team several times. And to say that every single day he went to those he had a smile on his face and not for one second say fck it I'd rather go to sleep.
There's not always "more" to practice. Americans call it "the grind". The repetitive boring moments/suffering we do to get to the goal.
Why did Michael Phelps retire? If working hard to swim was his drug of passion (and he'd be high as a kite), why does he want to stop peak performing? Wouldn't he work like that every day because of "passion"? I'll tell you why. Because working on that apex of performance is taxing and is not always fun.
One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
You're welcome. You should put your quote to an experiment. Don't play anything until your gig, use pure passion when you get on stage. See how your fans like it. Like Muhammad Ali and Ken Norton #1.
Matter of fact I do it in most of my performances. I practiced with Brownman Revival only twice before the finals. But on my own and out of pure passion, I have been playing my song since 2 years ago.
So you've been practicing it then for the last two years? Ahhhh.
2 years, si Ali when his most devastating loss to Norton happened, he only worked out for two weeks (when most fighters condition for at least 2 months). He not only broke his jaw he lost by decision. According to him his most devastating loss. That's why he quoted that, because he knew that he may have the passion, he may be talented, if you take for granted practicing and conditioning yourself you gonna get raped in the ring.
You say that you love rain, but you open your umbrella when it rains. You say that you love the sun, but you find a shadow spot when the sun shines. You say that you love the wind, but you close your windows when wind blows. This is why I am afraid, you say that you love me too.
You can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.
óMitch Albom, For One More Day
That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours.
óďFirefly LaneĒ by Kristin Hannah
Itís the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.
In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.
I am, and always will be, the optimist. The hoper of far-flung hopes, and the dreamer of improbable dreams.
óDoctor Who | The Almost People
The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think.
ďGo roll down that window. Go crank up that radio. Letís drive until we hit the sky. Itís not about where we go. Letís start living life before we die.Ē
óSuburban Legends - Bright Spring Morning
"This is one more piece of advice I have for you: donít get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you canít do anything, donít get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before itís ready to come undone. You have to figure itís going to be a long process and that youíll work on things slowly, one at a time."
-Norwegian Wood, Haruki Murakami
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."
"You can only become accomplished at something you love. Donít make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people canít take their eyes off you."
"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and donít always like."
"The Venn Diagram of guys who donít like smart girls and guys you donít want to date is a circle."
"Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion: so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely. God is love, they once said, but we reversed that, and love, like heaven, was always just around the corner. The more difficult it was to love the particular man beside us, the more we believed in Love, abstract and total. We were waiting, always, for the incarnation. That word, made flesh.
And sometimes it happened, for a time. That kind of love comes and goes and is hard to remember afterwards, like pain. You would look at the man one day and you would think, I loved you, and the tense would be past, and you would be filled with a sense of wonder, because it was such an amazing and precarious and dumb thing to have done; and you would know too why your friends had been evasive about it, at the time."
-Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
For two years, my mind was telling me it was not practice. Instead, I love to play the song every time because it is my own. I mastered it because it plays on my mind even with no guitar on. The purpose of the quote is to let people look at things in a different paradigm. There are a lot of strange quotes that if you take them literally or doesn't consider the ala-figure of speech behind, you would misunderstand. I bet the quote just doesn't apply to you.
ďNothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And donít bother concealing your thievery-celebrate what Jean-Luc Godard said: ĎItís not where you take things from-itís where you take them to."
ó Jim Jarmusch
ďThe further you go, the more you have to be proud of. At the same time, in order to come a long way, you have to be behind to begin with. In the end, though, maybe itís not how you reach a place that matters. Just that you get there at all.Ē
ó Sarah Dessen, Lock & Key
"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again."
- Captain Jean-Luc Picard - Star Trek: Generations
"You seek a false comfort when you demand that I define myself for you with words. Words do not contain or define any person. A heart can, if it is willing. But I fear yours is not. You know more of the whole of me than any other person who breathes, yet you persist in insisting that all of that cannot be me. What would you have me cut off and leave behind? And why must I truncate myself in order to please you?"
- Robin Hobb - The Tawny Man Trilogy
"Nothing thatís worthwhile is ever easy. Remember that."
- Nicholas Sparks
"I hated labels anyway. People didnít fit in slotsóprostitute, housewife, saintólike sorting the mail. We were so mutable, fluid with fear and desire, ideals and angles, changeable as water."
- Janet Fitch, White Oleander
"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the yearís course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word Ďhappyí would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness."
- Carl Jung
"Deciding whether or not to trust a person is like deciding whether or not to climb a tree, because you might get a wonderful view from the highest branch, or you might simply get covered in sap, and for this reason many people choose to spend their time alone and indoors, where it is harder to get a splinter."
- Lemony Snicket