Motivational Monday: Success Mindset: Prepare, Plan, Practice, Execute

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

The quote by John Wooden, "Prepare, plan, practice hard, and then execute without thought of failure," conveys an important message about achieving success and excellence. I’ve broken down my thoughts on the meaning:

u Prepare: This implies getting ready for a task or goal. It involves gathering the necessary information, tools, and resources to perform effectively. Preparation is the foundation for success.

u Plan: Once you're prepared, you need a well-thought-out strategy or plan. Planning helps you organize your actions, set goals, and identify the steps required to reach those goals. It's about creating a roadmap for your efforts.

u Practice hard: Successful execution often requires practice and honing your skills. This means putting in the time and effort to master your craft or task. Hard work and dedication are essential components of success.

u Execute: Execution is the act of carrying out your plans and putting in the effort to achieve your goals. It's the stage where you take action.

u Without thought of failure: This is a crucial part of the quote. It encourages a mindset that focuses on the task at hand rather than worrying about the possibility of failure. It suggests that you should give your best effort and concentrate on the process, rather than being preoccupied with the fear of not succeeding.

In essence, John Wooden is emphasizing the importance of thorough preparation, careful planning, dedicated practice, and fearless execution as a path to success. By focusing on these elements and not letting the fear of failure hinder your actions, you increase your chances of achieving your goals and reaching a high level of performance. It's a call to be fully committed and confident in your abilities.

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Comments (19)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice to share as agents face the challenges of the current market.

Oct 09, 2023 06:58 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, The importance of thorough preparation and careful planning, are key components leading to success and excellence.

Oct 09, 2023 07:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... so important not to get stymied by fear of failure. That fear is what stops so many people dead in their tracks.

Oct 09, 2023 09:15 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I feel like so many agents do not spend enough time preparing, and far less practicing. Good post.

Oct 09, 2023 09:24 AM
Pat Champion
John Roberts Realty - Eustis, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I enjoyed reading your motivational Monday post and great tips for succeeding. Have a great week ahead.

Oct 09, 2023 09:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, have always loved Mondays, it starts the week out on the best foot!

Oct 09, 2023 10:13 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  great plan to start the week ahead 

Oct 09, 2023 10:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie,  I need to put that sign in my yard for all neighbors to see.  LOL.  Great blog to share with us.

 

Oct 09, 2023 12:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie all to often people fail to carry out any of the steps you mentioned, and then seem to be surprised they failed.

Oct 09, 2023 12:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

hi Dorie-wise words from Coach Wooden. Two points stand out to me. First many fail in the execution of their plan. And second, many are held back by their fear of faulure. 

Oct 09, 2023 12:41 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Oct 09, 2023 04:42 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I couldn't agree more Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Oct 09, 2023 04:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

second attempt, What a great post Dorie Dillard Austin TX  John Wooden's book is hand reach from me Endre

Oct 09, 2023 09:50 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You are correct Nina Hollander, Broker ..some let fear get a grip and they can't let go!

Oct 10, 2023 04:13 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

You are exactly right Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty . Many agents just don't understand success doesn't happen over night!

Oct 10, 2023 04:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Pat Champion ..thank you for stopping by.

Oct 10, 2023 04:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I like Mondays too Joan Cox ! It's the start of a NEW WEEK!

Oct 10, 2023 04:15 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

John Wooden seemed to be a very good man and was certainly an outstanding basketball coach.  I will always treasure the time that I got to listen to him speak in person.

Oct 10, 2023 07:08 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Years ago I created this acronym - ACE - Assess, Clarify, Execute.  It truly helped my clients and very similar to Wooden.

Oct 11, 2023 07:47 PM