Thursday, June 4, 2020

What are we talking about? Practice?

"Practice makes perfect!"

You hear it all the time, but it's yet another quote that I have disagreements with. But let me be clear, I'm not saying we shouldn't practice. We should practice as much as possible. But, does practice makes perfect? NO.

Practice makes each person who practices better at their craft. Better at understanding. Better at listening. Better at adjusting and adapting. Better at negotiating and navigating. Better at producing. Better. It just makes you better. Because no one is perfect.

Think about it. Doctors have a practice. Lawyers have a practice. Advisors are practitioners.

Are they perfect? NO. They have a practice because every patient they examine, every client they take, every consultation they sit for makes them better. They continue to educate themselves about the world around them. Their intake improves their output and that improves their next round. Have doctors fixed every medical issue they've encountered? No. Have lawyers won every case? No. Are advisors always right? No.

They practice to become better, not to become perfect.

Can greatness still be achieved? YES. But greatness is different from perfection. 


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