Practice and Concentration

Monday Morning Match is a quick post – maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea – intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

This weekend I had a pretty good round of golf and if it weren’t for a few three-putts, I would have played even better. I decided to go back up to the course in the evening and practice my putting and ended up putting in two hours towards perfecting my stroke. I was sure it was going to carry over to the course on my next round.

I won’t try to build up the tension. It didn’t carry over. I didn’t putt badly in my next round but I still missed some easy putts. Putts I should have made. The frustration from those missed putts carried over into the rest of my game and I posted a higher score than the day before.

Practice ≠ Perfection

If all it took to master something was a couple of hours of practice, we’d have a lot more people playing on the PGA Tour, performing in their local symphony orchestra or writing the next great American novel. Legendary golf Babe Didrickson Zaharias once said, “the formula for success is simple; practice and concentration, then more practice and concentration.”

When was the last time you practiced your scripts and dialogues? Your listing presentation? You objection handling techniques?

Have you knocked on the door of a For Sale By Owner recently? Have you pulled out a pen and hand wrote a note to a client or friend?

Don’t get discouraged if you aren’t where you thought you would be at this time in the year, your career, or your life. Maybe today’s practice will make you that much better tomorrow.

Just keep practicing building relationships, solving problems and having fun. I can assure you those skills will help you #BecomeBetter.


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