For those of you who are on the ball you will
have noticed I have spelt PRACTISE with
a S instead of a C. I have done this on
purpose, according to Google Keyword
Tool, the phrase Practise Makes Perfect is
searched for 6,600 times each month. The
correct version, Practice Makes Perfect, is in fact searched 33,100 times.
So why have I done this? Well the purpose of me writing this blog is ultimately to try and get
people to view my website, Work with Gordon. If I wrote a blog with keywords that were
very popular I would probably not rank very highly on Google Pages. I also don’t think too
many people would want to create a blog with incorrect spelling, Practise Makes Perfect is
incorrect, but I digress.
I actually typed in the incorrect spelling by mistake. I often get the spelling mixed up but I
am learning to take note of my mistakes and slowly try and improve. I always get practise
and practice mixed up. I also have to stop and think when I write the word ‘received’, luckily
spell check automatically corrects that these days but I still always take a look and think; ”E
before I except after C”. Same applies to writing the number eight, years of saying “Mr E Mr
I Mr GHT!”
I have often thought about how important the phrase Practise Make Perfect is in everything
we do. I was watching my six year old play rugby and soccer on the week-end. He improves
his skills every week and that is probably down to the fact that he is playing games every
single day with his school mates. I always say to him, Practise Makes Perfect and when you
drop the ball or miss a kick, don’t worry just try again.
The exact same applies in business. No one can say that they ever became an entrepreneur or
successful businessman without practising certain skills that allowed them to achieve what
they have become. We have to understand that for a lot of us these skills don’t come naturally
and therefore we need to practise them to develop and get a solid grasp on what allows us to
become successful. You may not feel comfortable speaking to clients and closing deals. I can
assure you though if you just do it, while you will probably make mistakes, you will quickly
learn the necessary skills required and you will become good at it. Practise Make Perfect
really does work!
There is a great phrase, Fail Forward, which compliments Practise Makes Perfect perfectly!
It basically says that when we fail, make sure you learn from those mistakes. It’s a crucial
component to running any business or achieving any goals, you are going to make mistakes,
but learn from them and make it perfect next time around.
Topical news at the moment is the record breaking Sky Dive by Felix Baumgartner. He set
the world record for skydiving an estimated 39 kilometres, reaching an estimated speed of
1,342 kilometres per hour (834 mph), or Mach 1.24. Madness in my opinion, but he achieved
his goals and dreams by making perfect what he had been practising for years. And I
guarantee you he made mistakes along the way – but he FAILED forward and can certainly
stand proudly as someone who can advocate Practise Makes Perfect.
Here are some top tips to help you PRACTISE MAKES
To “practise makes perfect” don’t worry about making mistakes: If you go through life
worrying about making mistakes we will never achieve anything. I previously wrote a blog
about taking action, and we must take action without fear of failure. We will undoubtedly
make mistakes but we will learn from them.
To “practise makes perfect” don’t Waste Time Trying to Justify Mistakes: Don’t try and
analyse mistakes too much. If you have made a mistake and upset a customer, apologise and
provide a solution. If you have paid too much for stock, don’t blame the salesman for duping
you, realise your mistake and get more competitive pricing next time. Always learn from past
experiences and be better the next time.
To “practise makes perfect” Understand Why the Mistakes Occurred: Mistakes occur
for various reasons. To avoid repeating them, you need to understand the underlying reason.
Was my advertising campaign reaching the right audience? Are Facebook ads the best way of
To “practise makes perfect” Avoid Repeating Mistakes: You should avoid feeling guilty
about making mistakes, but at the same time, you should make a point to learn from them. If
you repeat the same mistakes, it shows you aren’t making progress and causes repeated
To “practise makes perfect” Understand that Mistakes are Opportunities to Learn
from: The most important of all, realise that even though you have made a mistake, that it is
an opportunity to move forward and develop yourself further. Every mistake made should be
one step closer to success.
Practise Makes Perfect
Well done to Felix Baumgartner on his incredible achievement and remember that
PRACTISE MAKES PERFECT. Apologies to those who are reading this blog because you
incorrectly spelt PRACTICE, I somehow don’t think you will ever misspell it again.
Together we can achieve more,
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