Anything That?s Worth Doing, Is Worth Doing Poorly
Yes you got it. You read it correctly. We're not out of our minds. We really are saying that "anything that's worth doing is worth doing poorly". When we found this quote by Joachim DePosada on the web site: The Gary Halbert Letter, it struck such a huge cord. It made such immediate sense to us. The more we looked the more we realised that our lives were built around this quote. What about yours?
Just take your mind back to when you started to learn to drive. That very first time, you pressed your foot down on the throttle. The engine screamed. You lifted your left foot off the clutch with such panache, and you hurled forward with such velocity, you would have beaten any kangaroo.
Can you drive now? Then we rest our case:
Anything that's worth doing, is worth doing poorly.
Do you remember the first time you played tennis? Did you really get the serve right first time? Or did you carefully throw the ball in the air throw the racket and miss!!! What about now? Was it worth doing it poorly the first time around?
What happened the first time you strode up with your bucket of balls on the driving range? You put the ball down and swung perfectly and hit it for what 500 yards?????? Or, did you:
1. miss it completely,
2. follow through and fall over
3. take out a good portion of the matting or grass with the shot
4. hit it with such force it managed a few yards and stopped.
What is all this about?
Reminding yourself that;
Whenever you do something you haven't done before.
Whenever, you make effort to break an old habit.
Whenever you are going to do something that is worth doing.
The odds are you are going to make a hash of it. Don't give in. You are normal. Don't listen to that critical voice inside your head that says, "It's no good. I can't do it. I will never, ever try again".
Listen instead to the powerful, self confirming voice that says,"It's OK. Remember. Anything that's worth doing, is worth doing poorly"And laugh and keep going.
So, whether your aim is to give up smoking? diet?.. stop drinking??..change your job, learn a language, build a business, whatever it is, accept that you are going to do it poorly at first. Then gradually with practice you will get better and better.
It takes effort to improve yourself. It takes effort to become the best sales person in town. It takes effort to build a successful business. It takes effort to lose weight. It takes effort to follow your dream.
But. If you want to improve yourself! ??..If you want to learn a new skill??.. There is only one way to start???..Overcome your need to be right first time and keep practicing.
So whatever you want to do. Whatever you dream of being! Whatever you see yourself doing in five years time. It all starts with making a fool of yourself now. So you might as well get on with it. Go on, go for your dream!
Remember:Anything that's worth doing, is worth doing poorly.
Graham and Julie
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