October 9, 2013

When Practice Doesn’t Make Perfect

Happy Wednesday! Let’s talk about your career today. The past few weeks I have spent a bit of time discussing the need to increase your skill sets. It’s the Law […]

Happy Wednesday! Let’s talk about your career today. The past few weeks I have spent a bit of time discussing the need to increase your skill sets. It’s the Law of Value: The marketplace pays for value, and the only thing that determines your value are your skill sets.

But today let’s go over the how a little bit more. I bet you’ve heard the term, “practice makes perfect.”

And indeed, repetition is the mother of skill; we all know you don’t become a master of something overnight! When you learn by repetition, the skill set becomes a habit.

But there is one very important thing to note! If you are “practicing” the wrong thing, you are sowing the wrong habit! Practice and correction make perfect!

What I see happen quite often is people pick up a skill and then assume they’ve already mastered it. At that point, you stop being teachable. It is a fantasy to think you only need to hear something once or twice in order to get the full effect. And he who chases fantasies has poverty waiting for him at the finish line.

It’s likely, along with many of us, that you have made this mistake — maybe even more than once! What generally happens next finds you hitting a wall or obstacle while pursuing that skill and you give up because you think the whole thing isn’t working. And then you just throw that skill set, niche or even career path down the drain because you don’t believe it’ll bring you any success.

I’m not here to say you need to be persistent. After all, we know doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is literally the definition of insanity. You need to CORRECT and persist!

Once you begin achieving success and actually getting results — that is what you should repeat over and over. But don’t make the mistake of thinking that “mastering” something means you are incapable of learning something new. Our economy, our world, our mediums are constantly changing. Therefore, the need for you to refine your skills and craft is totally necessary for continued success!

If you are one of those who have given up on something because you hit a wall, go back! You have already been a witness to the fruits of your labors, you might just need to correct something in your process in order to keep moving forward. Unfortunately, 98% of the population will tie their failure to the marketplace while 2% know there is plenty of money flowing to increase their profits.

It is easy to be discouraged, but as long as you stay teachable and correct your errors and processes, your skills WILL improve. Leave me your comments and share this post with your circle of influence on Facebook or Twitter

Tonight is the Spiritual Equipping Broadcast. I’m so excited to share this message with you at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT, SO BE THERE.

 

In great faith,

 

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