Daily Practice

Imagine Tiger woods relaxing his extraordinary commitment to never-ending refinement and improvement of his golf game? Or Lance Armstrong stopping his daily practice and still hoping to win the Tour de France...
The idea might sound ridiculous, and yet, how many of us-on the playing field of business and life - are devoted to daily practice? I believe, only a few.

The idea seems so obvious yet so very few actually get it: how can you get better if you don't practice?
To get to world-class greatness, we need to work at it, daily, relentlessly and passionately.
 I believe success doesn't just occur - it's created.

It all comes down to the 1% Win. A few little improvements each day - created through your daily practice - amount to staggering results over time. But just hoping you'll get to great as a leader (and human being) is nothing more than magical thinking - a waste of time. Like hoping you'll be a better skier or golfer or pianist without working at getting better. Goals without actions, consistent over time, will lead nowhere.

Athletes get better through practicing their sport. Leaders get better by cultivating their craft. By elevating their skills and deepening their impact. They consciously step toward extraordinary until they eventually get there.

5 comments:

Danielle said...

"What are you doing today to secure your future tmrw?" Excellent reminder on the need of daily practice. We live in a world that is constantly changing, and demanding ever more of us. We need to always be positioning ourself for bigger, greater things, while at the same time, never forgetting to embrace the moment! :D

Mich said...

Practice doesn't always make perfect, but it sure helps! The idea is always to try and move forward, to embrace change and grow with it. To always reinvent yourself :-)

Rasha said...

"Leaders get better by cultivating their craft"

Practice, self-discipline,learning that there is more to learn from out there, all of that goes into sculpting how we wish to perceive our journey throughout our career and our relationships. We learn, we try , we find error we resort to knew findings and better ways to deal with things.
Yes you're right Gaby, by practice we cultivate our crafts...

You did good here...

Cheers mate :-)

KJ said...

I can relate; every day I do not take a photo in, I become lightyears behind everyone else. And I have not been practising for a while! :(

Liara Covert said...

You kindly remind people that their perception is what determines how they feel. It is amazing to share such uplifting ideas and energy. Happy Holidays!