Golfers practice and then go on tour to prove their worth. There’s basketball and football practice before the next game and there’s the laborious piano practice taught by a nun with a wooden pointer. (Four years of her before child abuse became unfashionable.) The performance can’t begin until play practice is complete and teachers practice for a while before meeting the 20 unruly bunch before her and bus drivers practice before accepting passenger coins. Healthcare nowadays even has what’s called “best practices” and I wonder what we’ve been doing for patients for centuries before them.
A doctor or lawyer never seem to reach achieve their profession. They’re always practicing. They are even in a practice. “I’ve been practicing with this practice for many years now,” either of them would say. I’d think after a few years of practice they’d be able to reach a degree of success. (If we all remained in “practice” mode would we get their salaries?)
To sound really important, take a “practicum” which I did in the seminary for preaching skills. I don’t consider myself practicing now, I think I’m actually doing it.
Someone said “Practice makes perfect.” I suspect it wasn’t a lawyer or doctor, it probably was Tiger Woods.