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Perfect Practice Makes Perfect & The Fallacy of Failure

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect

You've heard it before "practice makes perfect!".

After all mastery comes via repetition...

Makes sense right?

Not quite...

If your squat form is poor continually squatting using this same form will not equate to perfection.

If your business is struggling to gain clients continually utilizing the same marketing channels with poor results isn't necessarily going to be the way forward.

Practice makes perfect can quickly become a big waste of time.

You can literally end up doing more harm than good.

Be it wasting money on a social media campaign or compromising your lower back with poor exercise form.

Hell, don't get me wrong I'm all about repetition and grinding it out.

It got me to where I am today.

But before the grinding or the 'practice' if you will must come the knowledge.

You must know the mistakes you're making causing you to fail in order to obtain perfection.

When we think of failure we instantly think negative.

But that’s not the truth about failure, the media loves to portray individuals as instantly successful, that they’ve got the midas touch.

That they practised a couple of times and attained that elusive perfection.

They’re foreign to failure. 

Listen to a reporter talk about Bill Gates on the news, you’ll find they only mention his assets and achievements since he’s ‘made it’.

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The private jet.

The house with 50 bedrooms.

They won’t mention the 10 dark years, the decade of time he spent essentially off the grid, working and failing day in day out.

He didn't do the same thing over and over again. He adjusted as necessary.

He didn’t take a day off for 10 years and he certainly didn’t succeed with his first attempt.

He encountered failure.

Instead of seeing this failure as a dead end he saw failure as a report card.

Here’s where you’re coming up short, unless you want to see the same result again (which forms the definition of insanity) it’s time to improve, pivot and make the necessary adjustments. 

What's Your Take On Perfect Practice Makes Perfect? Let Me Know Below! 

Scott J.
Scott J.
I’m SJ. I’m a fitness enthusiast and published author. I transformed my body from a skinny fat 135lbs with 18% body fat to a solid 192lbs at 8% body fat. I became qualified in a field I was passionate about. I founded several online businesses that allow me to pursue ideas and projects in my life that I am passionate about without having to constantly worry about money. I published several eBooks explaining the training and dieting techniques I used to achieve the body I have today. I learnt a plethora of new information on dieting and fitness by reading and applying what I read, to find out what does work and what doesn’t work, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed the health and fitness industry is full of non-sense claims and BS. I found out what was true and what worked for me and applied that knowledge. And you bet I had fun during the whole process.

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