Perfect Practice makes perfect and builds instinct!
Owen, Project Manager, for a general contractor in Woodland, WA, told Session 4 of Turbo's Leadership Development Lab (LDL):
"In 1991 I was eleven years old, I went archery hunting for the first time with my dad and brother. We had become slightly separated as we spread out tracking a herd of Elk, when a 3 point bull Elk stepped out 15 yards in front of me, an easy shot, he was just standing there. What did I do? I froze. I couldn't move, until the Elk meandered off. Why? Because I didn't know what to do.
"Archery has always been a passion for me and my family. Growing up all through our school years my brother and I committed to shoot our bows every day, even if it was just one arrow. Fast forward to September 10, 2001. There I was once again with my dad and brother, not far from where we had been 10 years earlier. On the hunt for Elk, I was in some really thick brush, when 15 feet in front of me, I saw movement. Out of the brush, moving toward me was a cougar. When it saw me, it crouched and stared at me. I had never seen a cougar in the wild and I froze, I was scared and not really sure what to do.
"Looking back I don't even remember knocking my arrow, drawing and shooting, what I do remember is seeing the cat leap in the air, snarl and disappear. But it didn't go far. My cougar ended up being the fifth largest cougar ever taken in the state of Washington with a bow.
"The lesson I learned from this experience is perfect practice makes perfect instinctual reactions.
"The action I call on you to take is to practice all of the lessons that you have been taught in the Turbo Leadership Development Lab on a daily basis, until they become second nature, a natural instinct. Do that and I guarantee that when you find yourself in an unexpected or uncomfortable situation, your true leadership will stand out and you walk away a winner!"
Don't miss Owen's commitment to practice shooting his bow every day for over three years! It's true that perfect practice creates perfection. It is just as true that poor practice creates poor performance. Everyone and that includes you, deserves to be an expert at something. Becoming an expert doesn't require great intellect, a genius IQ. What it does require is the discipline to practice, practice, practice, every day for three years, or however long it takes to build the habits to success.