Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Perfect Practice Makes Permanent: Wisdom for Association Professionals

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.

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