Professional Development : How True Pros Do it
Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to get better and better? They seem to become more and more successful? And their life just seems to get easier and easier? Do you like most of us wish that your life was like that?
These are the true professionals.
If you watch these people, you’ll find that they constantly learn, try new things, take risks, and do things that put them out of their comfort zone.
The true professional never stops moving, and sees every failure as a learning point from which to learn and improve.
It can be very hard to keep working hard at yourself and your craft when you’re not being recognised by increasing customers or having the support of your friends. The important thing to judge yourself by, is whether or not your are making personal progress. Whether you are improving your skills. And whether you are building the mindset of an entrepreneur.
People generally don’t understand or acknowledge the hundreds and thousands of hours that successful people have spend perfecting what they do.
Whether that be meeting that went horribly wrong, people not wanting to take their phone calls, deals that fell through at the last minute, or hundreds of hours sat one their own staring at the laptop trying to push the business forward.
All of these things are the price that has to be paid for success.
But it’s worth it.
So if you have a dream, or a goal. Ask yourself if you’re putting the work in to become a champion. Are you a master of your art or are you just playing around, hoping for a lucky break or an easy ride.
David Beckham is famous for spending hours on the training field practicing free kicks, even though he was the best in the world. He got there through practice and he stayed there through practice. This is the same story with all major sports people. They prepare off the field, so that they’re ready on the field.
So if you have a goal or an opportunity. Do what the pros do:
- Plan out your goals.
- Take advantage of opportunities that float by you
- Have a blueprint to follow for how you’ll get there
- make time to put the ground work in.
- Find the right people to help you.
- And most importantly. NEVER GIVE UP!
YOU CAN LIVE YOUR DREAMS!
If you like this video, you may also like my blog post discussing Designing the Person that You Want to Be
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We can’t solve the problem of today by using the same thinking as when we created them – Albert Einstein
If you can dream it you can do it – Walt Disney
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone – Neale Donald Walsch
Never, Never, Never Give Up! – Winston Churchill