First, I had to practice a lot on video games because it makes it a lot more enjoyable. Like in all subjects, if you're good at something, then you'll most likely enjoy it. If you're good at math, you'll like math, if you're good at football, you'll enjoy football. For me, gaming is a hobby that takes a big chunk of my life out, so I want to enjoy it. And I'm not if I'm not good at it, I'm not going to enjoy it. That's why I usually complete the story mode of a game before I hop into multiplayer if I don't know how the game works, because I don't want to end the night yelling at computer screen. (Though I usually end up doing that regardless)
Second, I need to practice a lot because I'm playing in a wide range of players. Some are older, some are younger, some have better equipment, ext. Unlike sports, I'm not put into a match with people my age and skill rank. So when I join a game, there are some high schoolers, some people in college, some my age, and sometimes even someone who seems younger than 10. Which means there is a wide range of skill in each game, which is normal. Usually the older people are more skilled since they have been playing since my age, but somehow, there's always that once 8 year old who is better than the whole lobby which I still can't explain.
Lastly, I have to practice a lot in video games because of how many different video games there are. Most non-gamers think that all shooters are the same. Well, it's not. There are a lot of different shooters out there, and to make them unique, all of them are different in some way or form. Like for example, you cant be an expert at Call of Duty, then come into Star Wars Battlefront and think it's the same thing... because it isn't. I know this for example. When I first bought Grand Theft Auto 5, I went online, and I got really good at it because it was the only game I had. Then, after a couple of months, I got Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and I thought it would be the same thing, but it wasn't. I learned that COD requires a lot more skill in in reflexes, vantage points, and aiming fast, and effective. Lets just say I didn't stay playing that game for very long.
In conclusion, that is one of my examples of a way that practice makes perfect. There are millions of other examples, but that is one that best fits me and my personality. I hope you guys enjoyed reading it, and I'll see you guys later!