What is meant when we say the word-practice? "Practice is the repetition of the same activity." "Practice is redundant." "Practice is proof that no one is born with great abilities." "Practice makes perfect." "Practice is boring." I have heard many other references to the word practice, and most of what I have heard has some level of merit, at least to the person iterating his/her axiom of the word with little commitment to the actual practice of practicing.