“Practice makes perfect.” Or so we were told.
In reality, only really good practice gets us the results we want.
I know this because I taught my sons piano lessons for several years. Sometimes they would practice, but they would practice wrong notes. Very, very well. Until they consistently played wrong notes.
This did not bring my sons joy. I wasn’t jumping up and down either.
Pros know better. They know that only carefully selected practices will do the trick. They choose them well. Then they work them diligently. That’s how they start to change.
People who really want to use The Grind to replace harmful habits with helpful ones need to practice. But they need to practice like pros.