Recently, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said,
“The only way to become
a better football player is to practice football.”
It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Yet for our accomplishments we wait for just the right time, the right situation and for the wind to be blowing in just the right direction before we take action. We wish, we hope, we pray expecting success to fall from the sky into our ever-so-deserving laps.
Hmmmm….. how is that working for you?
Let’s take this simple formula and fill in our own blanks:
The only way to become a better __________________
is to practice _________________.
Words like: piano player – piano; salesperson – sales; gardener – gardening; friend and friendship fit easily into this equation.
An example for me is,
“The only way to become a better writer is to practice writing.”
I write every day.
My theory is that by writing a little every day I will complete an article or story every week. By the end of a year I will have 52 pieces of writing.
Will they all be good? No, probably not. But somewhere in the 52 there will be some that are good and sifting to the top there may even be a few that are great!
I’m not the best writer in the world. I use incomplete sentences, my typos come back and slap me after the publish button has been hit, and I couldn't live without my spell checker.
But, I believe I have stories to share, ideas to document and people to reach out to.
I do this through my writing.
I won’t become a better writer by waiting for the perfect words, the perfect thought or the perfect space to write from.
I become a better writer by writing.
Why make it more difficult than it is. It is just this simple.
“The only way to become a better football player is to practice football.”
Now fill in your blanks!
Pennie’s Life Lesson:
“Don’t wait for your accomplishments to come to you
– practice your way to success!”
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