You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”– Wayne Gretzky
We see great Athletes like Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, Joe Montana, Muhammad Ali or Shalane Flanagan and we may think that they are naturally gifted therefore they succeeded more than others at their particular sport.
It’s true that skill is required to be effective at a sport, career or hobby or anything else you want to do. Ultimately hard work, faith and a deep desire to win and improve is what drives those who are great at their craft.
What we don’t see is the hard work. We don’t see the sweat , blood and tears that propel a person to their ability to perform better than others.
All great athletes miss and fail repeatedly but they get up and take the next shot, they do the extra laps, work on their throwing motion or do more sparring. Studying and learning your craft and doing the extra work is what makes a person better.
You have to be willing to take the next shot, make the call, walk-in to the prospects office. If we don’t act we don’t get what we want. If keep working and have faith we will score and ultimately win the prize, Success!