“If you’re not practicing, somebody else is, somewhere, and he’ll be ready to take your job.” Brooks Robinson
I am at the National Speaker’s Association annual national convention and today I am hearing a lot about following your passion. You know the, “Do what you love and the money will follow, sort of thing! One of the speakers, Simon T Bailey shared how he left the happiest place in the world–Walt Disney World Resort–and built a brilliant business in less than 10 years.
He did it by asking himself the following three questions:
- What would you do if you could not fail?
- What would you do if money was not an issue.
- What makes you come alive?
In other words, what’s your passion?
Passion is part of the success formula and there is something equally as important as passion and that is PRACTICE.
Mark Sanborn talked about practice and gave us three tips on how to get the most out of your practice. He said :
- Practice right! If you are going to spend time practicing make sure that what you are doing you are doing right! It’s important to incorporate new insights and understanding into your practice.
- Practice often. The more you practice the better you will become.
- Practice with great intensity. Focus is key. Practice without focus is a waste of time.
So the big take-a-way from today’s sessions is- Comfort is the enemy of performance! Practice Right- Practice Frequently- Practice with Focus! Practice if you want to be Remarkable!