Want to be GREAT at what you do?
The good news is greatness is possible for all of us, not just a talented, select few.
The feature examines how greatness was achieved in many different professionals, from golf (Tiger Woods), speaking (Winston Churchill), to music (Vladamir Horowitz) and chess (Bobby Fisher.)
If greatness comes primarily from talent or gifts, Michael Jordan would not have been cut from his high school basketball team. Michael Jordan's determination to excel and do well and his intense and rigorous practice schedule was responsible for his professional prominence.
Focused practice that develops specific skills to improve overall performance is the key. It's not just hitting 300 golf balls a day, it's ensuring at least 90% fall within 20 feet of the green with a good follow through that leads to golf greatness.
Continually trying to enhance and improve your performance coupled with intense, rigorous, regular practice is the key the greatness. The zeal to excel and do well and focused, determined practice is far more important than talent or any natural ability.
Wanting to do well, continually working to improve and practicing regularly and rigorously is the path to greatness. It’s the drive and the determination to continually improve coupled with the desire to deliver ever better performances that brings greatness. Delight with our progress helps propel our process.