If you want to make more progress when mastering a difficult process, game, or activity, consider practicing the hardest part first. There may be a step in a series of actions that is the most difficult. Work to master that step. Musicians do this by selecting the hardest section in a score and practicing it until it is perfect. Then, they put the pieces together. Athletes do this when practicing difficult chips, reverse layups, lateral passes, vaults and dismounts. They tackle and master the hard part. Then, they execute the routine in its entirety.