My first martial-arts instructor first introduced me to the idea of "perfect practice". As I studied, I became aware of the five elements that make up perfect practice. And then I began teaching them—with gratifying results.
Give a woman a fish and you feed her for a day. Teach her to fish and you feed her for a lifetime. Teach her the practice of fishing and she will feed her neighbors for a lifetime.
Highlights of Perfect Practice
Perfect Practice is transcendental
Perfect Practice allows the student to transfer skills learned while pursuing one course of study to the next one very easily.
Perfect Practice is personal.
Each practitioner carries out the components of Perfect Practice in a unique way, suited to his or her personal style and the particulars of the practice s/he is engaged in.
Perfect practice is rigorous.
Ask the engineers and architects who designed and built these buildings and they'll tell you about the hours they spent working problems, practicing math, and repeating or refining designs. This is the rigor of Perfect Practice.