We get better by practising and observing, then reflecting and iterating.
The doctor perfects her bedside manner by reflecting on how a consultation went.
The salesperson gets better at closing deals by assessing what did or did not work on his last sales call.
The speaker improves by noticing how the audience reacts and thinking about how she could get more engagement during her next talk.
Practice alone will not make us perfect. Progress happens when we make time for thinking as well as doing.
Pause and reflect. Reflect on your actions, on your words, on your thoughts, on your progress and challenges.
Reflect, learn and change.
Don’t just do it, reflect.