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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.
Practise Makes Perfect 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 PERFECT 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 targeting pensioners? 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 suffering. 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, Skype: workwithgordon email@example.com P.S. Looking to start your own online business? Sign up to get instant access to a free video on how to quit your job and make a good living on the Internet! Practise Makes Perfect Gordon Robinson This entry was posted in Building a Brand, Motivational and tagged blog technique, Felix Baumgartner, online business, practice, practise, Practise Makes Perfect, work from home by Gordon Robinson. Bookmark the permalink.
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