Practice Makes Perfect?????

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Real Estate Agent with Aubrey and Associates Realty

We have all heard the old saying: "Practice Makes Perfect."  Like many people, I have been taught that my entire life.  I believed that it was true for many, many years.  Then I remember seeing an interview with Bret Saberhagen, the former Major League Pitcher.  He said in that interview that was wrong, he had a little twist on the old saying, to him: "Perfect Practice, Makes Perfect, anything less is, well, anything less."  

It was an epiphany for me at the time, after really thinking about it, it makes a lot of sense.  If you practice doing something incorrectly, you will do it incorrectly when it comes time to do it.  This is why when we are practicing things like scripts, role plays and what not, we really do need to pay attention to details, we need to make sure that we are getting things practiced the correct way.  

This post was designed to be a follow up to some of my earlier posts about getting better each day and preparing to meet the opportunities as they come up.  We need to be able to do them correctly and precisely, and the only way to do that is to practice perfectly!  

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Charlie Gantz
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I certainly agree with you.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Mar 23, 2010 11:09 AM #1
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Tony, I've always gone with the Practice Makes Perfect thought. I do like the change up in words, very nice.

Mar 23, 2010 12:10 PM #2
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Mary Yonkers
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Tony--Me, too.  I think Practice makes perfect still works for me.  Guess I grew up in simpler times when words meant exactly what you said.  That is my two cents.  Thanks for updating me though.  It is not easy these years.

Mar 23, 2010 12:20 PM #3
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Charles, thank you! 

Wanda, thank you as well!

Mary, I understand what you're saying, I guess what I was trying to say that if you're relying on practice to make sure that you're perfect, make sure that you're practicing the right things, the right way!

Mar 23, 2010 02:26 PM #4
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Nice post....and great reminder! have a great day!

Mar 24, 2010 12:12 AM #5
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Ann Hayden
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Tony and Darcy,

Makes sense...

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Mar 24, 2010 01:29 AM #6
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Tony and Darcy,

Makes sense...

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Mar 24, 2010 01:29 AM #7
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Michael and Cheron Lange
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So true, so true!  And thank you for that...coming back from Spring break in Mexico, I find it extremely hard to get back in the swing of things...:)  Practice makes perfect...my first day back at the computer!  haha

Cheron

Mar 24, 2010 02:32 AM #8
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Rob, Thank you!

Ann, I thought so.

Cheron, I am jealous, where in Mexico?

Mar 24, 2010 08:25 AM #9
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While I understand the thought behind perfect, personally I think that perfect needs to be deleted from the lexicon. There is no such thing as perfect. However, persistent and consistently excellent practice can create excellence.

Even the great Saberhagen was only 167-117 in his professional career. Is there anyone who would say he was perfect? No. Is there anyone who would say he was anything less than excellent?

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Mar 26, 2010 06:59 AM #10
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Russel, excellent point!  Excellence is certainly more attainable in the mind and in practice.  This is also true about Bret Saberhagen, he was a good pitcher, but perfection on the mound is vary rare and short lived, no one has ever thrown two perfect games in the Major Leagues!

Mar 26, 2010 10:07 AM #11
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Not often you hear wise words from someone in the sports world, but that one certainly rings true, why continue doing something that isn't working, practice and continue to do what is and has.

Mar 26, 2010 10:43 AM #12
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Todd, Well said!

Mar 27, 2010 03:14 AM #13
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