Practice quotes are some of the most inspirational quotes out there, and today we’re sharing some of our favorites with you!

An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging.

―Pancho Segura

We’ve all experienced them at one point or another—moments where we feel like we’re hitting rock bottom in our lives and just don’t have any motivation to go on anymore.

Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

When this happens, it can be hard to get yourself back on the path to success.

The most important thing you can do when you feel this way is to keep going and not give up, no matter how difficult things may seem right now.

Practice makes you better at what you do. It makes sense that some of the best practice quotes can inspire you to keep up the hard work and hone your skills in whatever profession you are.

Whether you’re an athlete, musician, or simply someone trying to learn something new, these practice quotes will encourage and motivate you to push through the tough times in order to achieve your goal.

So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, keep reading!

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Best Practice Quotes to Inspire You
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Practice the way you want to perform.

Practice the way you want to perform., best practice quotes,

“Almost right” is “wrong.”

“Almost right” is “wrong.”

Perfect practice makes perfect.

Perfect practice makes perfect.

First you have to want it- then the work begins!!!

First you have to want it- then the work begins! Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.

If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Practice only on the days that you eat.

Practice only on the days that you eat. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Be the best version of you.

Be the best version of you. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

If you can play it slow, you can play it fast.

If you can play it slow, you can play it fast. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

The harder I work, the luckier I get.

The harder I work, the luckier I get. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Practice makes permanent.

Practice makes permanent. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Keep working—one day it will happen!

Keep working—one day it will happen! Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Perfect practice makes progress.

Perfect practice makes progress. Inspirational Practice Quotes to Help You Keep Going

Nothing works unless you do.

Nothing works unless you do. Best Practice Quotes

Be better than you were yesterday

Be better than you were yesterday. Best Practice Quotes

It isn’t hard, it’s new. Practice makes it not new.

It isn’t hard, it’s new. Practice makes it not new. Best Practice Quotes

Do you want to be the one who makes us sound worse?

Do you want to be the one who makes us sound worse? Best Practice Quotes

Even professional musicians started out as beginners.

Even professional musicians started out as beginners. Best Practice Quotes

Learn things slowly and accurately first, then gradually speed things up.

Learn things slowly and accurately first, then gradually speed things up. Best Practice Quotes

Practice as if you were performing.

Practice as if you were performing. Best Practice Quotes

Best Practice Quotes That Will Encourage You to Keep Going

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ―Mark Twain

Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. ―Thomas Edison

The only way a kid is going to practice is if it’s total fun for him… and it was for me. ―Wayne Gretzky

Often misquoted as “Practice makes perfect.”… Practice is everything. ―Periander

Practice the game the way you’re going to play the game. Practice hard and play hard. Run hard, and above all else, hustle every moment you’re on the field where you are practicing or playing in a game. ―Pete Rose

It’s not about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving. ―Rocky Balboa

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Without goals, you are drifting or even lost. ―Anthony Robbins

It’s not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it’s what you put into the practice. ―Eric Lindros

You have to paint a lot for the good things to happen… have numerous pieces going at once… move between them, stay detached to see them more clearly. ―Bonnie Mandoe

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ―Abraham Lincoln

I have to practice to be good at guitar. I have to write 100 songs before you write the first good one. ―Taylor Swift

Do or do not, there is no try. ―Yoda

Practice makes comfort. Expand your experiences regularly so every stretch won’t feel like your first. ―Gina Greenlee

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. ―Martha Graham

You can’t hire someone to practice for you. ―H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. ―Sean O’Casey

Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. ―Maya Angelou

Sketching on a regular basis requires you to pay close attention to the visual world around you. With practice, you begin to see things you never noticed before. ―Paul Laseau

To gain confidence, constant practice is essential. Just as a musician needs to practice regularly to retain his touch, the watercolourist needs to be constantly in touch with the medium. ―Robert Lovett

You need to put what you learn into practice and do it over and over again until it’s a habit. ―Brett Hoebel

Cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words, and following after speech. ―Dogen

Best Practice Quotes to Help You Get Better Every Day

Practice makes perfect, and a painting a day keeps the doctor away. ―Eleanor Blair

You practice and you get better. It’s very simple. ―Phillip Glass

Ardent interest, focused practice, and perseverance are pillars for the solid stone foundation of success. ―Lee David Daniels

I’m a strong believer that you practice like you play, little things make big things happen. ―Tony Dorsett

My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice and then practice some more. ―Pete Rose

Practice makes myelin, and myelin makes perfect. ―Daniel Coyle

The key to painting the figure is to get a good drawing at the onset. And that only comes with practice, practice, practice! ―Hilary Page

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the Divine. ―Ludwig van Beethoven

I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me. ―Larry Bird

An hour of practice is worth five hours of foot-dragging. ―Pancho Segura

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. ―Hyman Rickover

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. ―Ray Bradbury

It’s a simple and generous rule of life that whatever you practice, you will improve at. ―Elizabeth Gilbert

The three P’s Practice, perseverance and patience are the qualities you will need in order to become the author of your own story. ―Robin Roberts

Practice is the best master. ―Latin proverb

Best Practice Quotes to Help You Improve

Practice should always be based upon a sound knowledge of theory. ―Leonardo da Vinci

I put a lot of emphasis on the necessity of continuing to work, that good art practice is a product of practice, practice, practice. ―Dianne Bersea

Practice like a good musician; draw every day. ―Sergei Bongart

Study hard, practice hard, play ferociously. ―John Kessel

As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward. ―Vincent Van Gogh

Practice makes perfect. ―Benjamin Franklin

Life is the only art that we are required to practice without preparation, and without being allowed the preliminary trials, the failures and botches, that are essential for training. ―Lewis Mumford

Bring your work back to the workshop twenty times. Polish it continuously, and polish it again. ―Nicolas Boileau

It takes a long time to sound like yourself. ―Miles Davis

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is. ―Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. ―Mary Tyler Moore

Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection. ―Toba Beta

It’s not about perfect, it’s about effort, and when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens, that’s how change occurs. ―Julián Michaels

We train longer and harder than anyone else in the world – we’ve rowed when our bodies are frozen. ―Adam Kreek

For every pass I caught in a game, I caught a thousand in practice. ―Don Hutson

My secret is practice. ―David Beckham

People create their own success by learning what they need to learn and then by practicing it until they become proficient at it. ―Brian Tracy

There is no place for fear and music in the same room. ―Dr. Cynthia Johnston-Turner

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds. ―Winston Churchill

It is not that practice makes perfect, but that practice is perfect, combining effort with an openness to grace. ―David Richo

Artists can’t forego disciplined study because that’s the foundation for becoming fearless. ―Melanie Peter

Practice Quotes to Help You Get Ahead

Out of practice means out of mind… ―Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God. ―Martha Graham

Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake, in little things; and thence proceed to greater. ―Epictetus

Every day that you don’t practice is a day you’re getting worse. ―Amy Chua

It’s very easy to walk on a wire if you spend a whole lifetime practicing for it. ―Philippe Petit

What a shame to waste those great shots on the practice tee. ―Walter Lippmann

In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher. ―Dalai Lama

You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise. ―Michael Jordan

He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ―Friedrich Nietzsche

The older I get, the better my art is getting. It must be the practice. ―Carl Purcell

You are measured by what you give, not what you have. ―Dr. Tim

You learn to draw by drawing. ―Mick Maslen

You have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself. ―Miles Davis

I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous insane obsessiveness for practice and preparation. ―Will Smith

If I don’t practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it. ―Jascha Heifetz

People as me, ‘How do you mix your paints?’ and I say, ‘Paint a lot of paintings and automatically everything is coming to you.’ ―Bill Alexander

Best Quotes to Help You Keep Practicing

Practice is the best of all instructors. ―Publilius Syrus

It is the hours, the tenacity, the work, the hanging in and doing again and again just to understand some technique. ―Daniela Andersen

In previous years I was so fired up at times, I made little mistakes. So I kept telling myself to be patient, relax, play like you do in practice. What I’ve been doing in practice will carry over into the game. ―Randall Cunningham

Artists are notorious for spending more time ‘producing’ paintings and spending little or no time ‘practicing’. ―Tom Lynch

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. ―Aristotle

Just practice hard and stay grounded. Treat people like you want to be treated and work hard. ―Bo Bice

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. ―Vince Lombardi

Learning the art of painting is not an easy task. It takes a great deal of intelligence, keen analysis, study and practice. ―Edgar A. Payne

Practice, practice, practice until you eventually get numb on rejections. ―Brian Klemmer

I think the pairing of your material practice with your subject is something that is the constant concern of every artist for time immemorial. ―Kehinde Wiley

Just as you wouldn’t leave the house without taking a shower, you shouldn’t start the day without at least 10 minutes of sacred practice: prayer, meditation, inspirational reading. ―Marianne Williamson

If I don’t practice for one day, I know it; if I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it; if I don’t practice for three days, the audience knows it. ―Ignace Paderewski

Each person needs different limits to set him or her free. Finding yours is what practice is all about. ―W. A. Mathieu

The race to improve one’s art has obvious time limits, thus, I seek the best daily practices. ―Rodney Cobb

But I still have to practice hard if I’m going to play my best tennis. ―Anastasia Myskina

The first essential to success in the art you practice is respect for the art itself. ―Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

You might not feel good, and you might not want to practice, but you still go out there and practice as hard as you can. ―Logan Mankins

I really practiced hard and got to a certain level of technical proficiency. I overcame some of my limitations. I was a hard-working, dedicated bassoonist, but I have to say I’m not a natural musician. ―Nicholson Baker

Quotes to Inspire You to Practice Every Day

Underdevelopment is a lack of maintenance. ―Lucero Isaac

If you practice in accord with your individual capacity, little by little you will find more pleasure and joy in it. As you gain inner strength, your positive actions will gain in profundity and scope. ―Dalai Lama

We cannot make good news out of bad practice. ―Edward R. Murrow

You’ve got to put in a certain amount of time… otherwise you’re just taking snapshots for the camera. ―W. P. Weston

Practice makes perfect. After a long time of practicing, our work will become natural, skillful, swift, and steady. ―Bruce Lee

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. ―Anton Chekhov

If you practice hard, you can win every battle. ―Manny Pacquiao

I demand perfection in what I do, and I practice very hard before I give a concert – sometimes three to six hours a day. ―Nina Simone

The more you write tunes, the better they will become. The more you do gigs, the better you will become. It’s just kind of like the facts of life; the practice makes perfect thing. ―Ed Sheeran

Practice only makes for improvement. ―Les Brown

Goal setting will never stop. I will continue to work hard and practice hard and see where things go. ―Zach Johnson

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. ―Morihei Ueshiba

To give yourself the best possible chance of playing to your potential, you must prepare for every eventuality. That means practice. ―Seve Ballesteros

The more I practice, the luckier I get. ―Gene Sarazen

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. ―Tim Notke

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win. ―Michael Jordan

When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro. ―Larry Bird

Practice is the hardest part of learning, and training is the essence of transformation. ―Ann Voskamp

I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. ―Ray Bradbury

Best Practice Quotes You’d Love to Tweet

We need to sometimes stop practicing and intend to do it. ―Roberta Needles Click To Tweet Practice makes the master. ―Patrick Rothfuss Click To Tweet Practice makes perfect. ―English proverb Click To Tweet Practice puts brains in your muscles. ―Sam Snead Click To Tweet Success has to do with deliberate practice. Practice must be focused, determined, and in an environment where there's feedback. ―Malcolm Gladwell Click To Tweet Always think about practice… theory is not the endpoint of work, it is the work along the way to work. ―Felix Gonzalez-Torres Click To Tweet Maxim for the Group of Seven: Never a day without a line. ―Andrew Hamilton Click To Tweet An amateur practices something until he gets it right. A professional practices until he can't get it wrong. ―Barry Green Click To Tweet Tenacious practice, practice, practice is crucial for excellence; rote repetition is underrated in America. ―Amy Chua Click To Tweet I believe that we learn by practice… it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which come shape of achievement, a sense of one's being, a satisfaction of spirit. ―Martha Graham Click To Tweet Amateurs practice until they get it right, experts practice until they can't get it wrong. ―Faith Duck Click To Tweet Practice like good musician; draw every day. ―Sergei Bongart Click To Tweet

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FAQs

I don’t want to practice every day. How can I fit it in?

There are a few ways to do this. If you have just a little bit of time, try practicing for five minutes at the end of your workday. If you’re short on time, squeeze in three or four short sessions throughout the day.

What should I be practicing?

The key is knowing what you want and how long you can commit to it.

How much times does it take to be perfect?

Experts say that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice is needed to become an expert. That’s about 300 days of eight hours per day with no breaks! Do we all need that amount? Probably not but one thing’s for sure--practice makes perfect!

How does practice help?

When we do something deliberately, it helps us develop our skills. It’s also a way of learning what works and what doesn’t when it comes to dealing with new situations.

Where can I find motivation?

Find out what motivates you. For example, think about why you wanted to start practicing in the first place and why it’s important to you to keep going. Think of strategies that will work for you- like setting up routines and rewards. Motivation is personal-what works for someone else may not work for you so make sure these things line up with your goals.

What is your favorite practice quote?

These three are my favorite practice quotes:
* The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ―Mark Twain
* Practice doesn’t make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. ―Vince Lombardi
* Success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. ―Thomas Edison

Conclusion

Sticking with something is hard. It’s easy to get frustrated and want to quit when you don’t see the results right away.

But we’re not robots, we can’t just go into a sleep mode when we don’t feel like it anymore.

If you really want something, if you really want the change in your life that will make everything better, then keep going! Keep practicing!

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