To be good at anything, practice will always be required. Yet, practice is usually the last thing any kid wants to do, especially when talking about an instrument or anything else that might be considered boring or hard. I wish I could say my children no longer fought me about their need for practice, but I would be a liar. The good news is I understand the importance, so no amount of whining will get them out of it.
If you are not blessed with such an unyielding mother as me, here’s a tip to strengthen your own motivation. Set aside time to practice every day. Even better, practice those things you desire to grow in at the same time each day. If you create a habit of daily practice you’ll find that internal struggle to get it done start to diminish. Constant practice also brings faster growth in whatever you’re learning, which also helps motivates.
Make a promise and a plan to never miss a day, and you’ll be amazed at what you accomplish.