During the Olympics, we get to see some of the best athletes in the world perform against each other.
We can all marvel at how fast, how skilled, how coordinated and how spectacular these Olympians are when they’re at the top of their game.
That kind of excellence requires most of the proven principles of success that we teach and encourage.
But the ONE THING that all top-level athletes do without fail is to practice.
Well, yeah. Of course they practice. There’s no other way to get there. Right?
And yet how many of us consistently practice and hone the skills needed to win—both in our professional and personal life?
I’m an avid tennis player. I play doubles and singles 4-5 times a week. And my game does get better playing matches. But what really improves my game is practice. It’s not as much fun, but it grooves my shots and allows me to improve my game much faster.
It’s the same in our business. We have to constantly be improving how we provide value to our customers. We have to study and practice.
Winging it is for amateurs. Professionals—those who get paid—practice and prepare for their A-Game.
What areas in your life do you need more consistent practice? Where do you need coaching? What knowledge do you need to obtain and what skills do you need to drill? Where have you been winging it, thinking that what you do and how you do it is “good enough”?
Designing, creating and living your best life demands a commitment to excellence. It requires CANI—Constant And Never-Ending Improvement.