The Law of Practice

Wake Up

From: Wake Up: 42 Ways to Improve Black America Now, by Gary A. McAbee, p. 69-70

The Law of Practice

The law of practice means that true success requires constant practice. Practice means work. We must put in our fair share of work to become successful. This is a timeless principle that is etched in stone. Everyone, regardless of race, who has achieved any goal, has used this concept. The law of practice can be best described by using an old saying: “practice makes perfect.”

An example of the law of practice is my career as a motivational speaker.

If asked 20 years ago about the probability of seeing myself speaking in front of large crowds, I would have said it was impossible. Public speaking was not my strong suit. However, time after time I had to speak in front of others throughout my education. Practicing by putting speeches together before presenting them made my speaking skills increase dramatically. Now it is easy to put together and present ideas in front of large audiences.

We as African Americans must understand that practice makes perfect. If we want to improve our lot in any aspect, it takes work. We can not expect our children to do well in school if they are not practicing it at home. We can not expect to improve our language if we are not practicing how to speak properly. We can not expect to expand our economic base if we are not practicing proper spending habits.

How do Venus and Serena Williams serve tennis balls over 120 miles per hour?

How did Tiger Woods become the best golfer in the world?

How does Denzel Washington produce mesmerizing performances in countless films?

How does Yolanda Adams sing songs to stir the soul and move the spirit?




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The Spirit of FEAR!

Bible2 Timothy 1:7

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
(In some translations, the verse begins: God hath not given us the spirit of fear…)

Where does the spirit of fear mentioned in 2 Timothy 1:7 come from?

The Word says that the spirit of fear does not come from God. Therefore, it has to come from our spiritual enemy. You know; he is the one who comes to devour and destroy. Yes that spiritual enemy! We need to clearly understand that EVERY time we are afraid of something, it is one of the Devil’s tricks designed to devour and destroy us. This not is to say that we should not or will not have fear. Fear is a natural experience that everyone faces on a daily basis. However, we must be aware of those things that make us fearful, understand where they come from, and learn how to effectively deal with them.
How should we deal with FEAR?

To overcome fear, we must do three things…

#1 Know that fear comes from our spiritual enemy, not from God.
#2 Know that fear can be overcome, and we have been equipped to deal with fear thanks to the love of God.
#3 Get into the Word to learn how the Bible instructs us to deal with fear.

How liberating is would be if we could check fear at the door every time it presents itself? Well we can! We can put an end to the deadly grip fear can hold over us by turning to God and the Word for guidance. Here is another verse that sums it up perfectly.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

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Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV 2011

Welcome to Motivation for the World!

Motivation for the World is a concept created by Gary A. McAbee designed to have a positive impact on our neighborhoods, communities, and society.

The goal of this blog is to provide an open forum to provide motivation and inspiration to those who want more out of life. Gary has an awareness that a vast majority of people are looking for answers; they are looking to make a difference!

Welcome to my blog: Motivation for the World- one person at a time!