When I coached youth ice hockey, I always started the season asking my players:
“How many of you have been told ‘practice makes perfect?’”
Nearly all raised their hands ... every year for more than 10 years.
I then told them the statement was a lie!
“Only PERFECT practice makes perfect!”I urged them to think of this when they practiced and played their games.
The other day, I was reading a story about the success of Duke University football coach David Cutliffe.
He extended this line of thinking by saying:
“Practice makes permanent.”If you mash it all together, you have:
Perfect practice makes perfection permanent.
Good advice for association professionals.