This the very popular saying in English, “Practice makes Perfect” is a proverb which means in order to excel in any endeavor that requires skill, one must put in hours and hours of  practice.

This idiom or saying is used a lot even in today’s language.

It is even used in most English speaking cultures from India to Australia: from the US to the UK.

Practise makes perfect
He Kexin proving that practise does make perfect!

Practise makes perfect in action

China’s He Kexin (何可欣) won two Olympic gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in gymnastics. The only way she could achieve this is through may hours of practice, diligence, and sacrifice.

Another person who embodies the maxim “practice makes perfect” was piano the famous pianist  Vladimir Horowitz , who said, “If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, my wife knows it. If I don’t practice for three days, the world knows it.”

There are literally thousands of others who have proven this maxim to be correct, and although it is very popular I can’t imagine it not being used at all.

It is one of those sayings we can use to inspire others – especially our young grandchildren to keep on trying regardless of what they are doing.

Sometime it might be something as simple as tying up a shoelace, while at other times it might be learning a musical instrument or perfecting their sporting skills.

Can you remember the last time you told someone, “Practise makes Perfect”?

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What does the idiom mean: “Practice Makes Perfect”?
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