Practice Makes Perfect (BOTH GOOD & BAD)

This popped up on my Facebook feed today and it got me thinking…

Not only can we practice things that move us closer towards our goals – training and nutrition for example.

We can also practice things that move us away from our goals – self sabotage, negative talk and excuses.

We can PERFECT them pretty darn well too (especially that last one).

Which reminds me of this online client I took on a couple months ago.

I actually had to terminate the coaching relationship because this client was an excuse perfectionist.

During our first coaching call I offered her to do some tasks before our next call – nothing big – just 3 simple things.

I immediately received the excuses.

I let it slide because she was a newbie and I understand there’s some hesitance at first so I tried to help her get around her negative talk.

However during our next call a fortnight later – nothing got done – she had a million excuses – and we were simply spinning the wheels.

Because she PRACTICED giving excuses she had PERFECTED them.

So like I said, unfortunately I had to let her go.

I have a fairly heft application process to avoid this very situation but sometimes one leaks through the cracks.

So what can you take away from this email?

I invite you to have a think about the things you practice – both positive and negative.

Obviously keep perfecting the positives.

Just make sure you don’t get into the habit of perfecting the negatives.

As for me, I know one thing I have perfected that moves me away from my goals and that’s self-doubt.

I share my story about it in this blog HERE.

Talk soon,

– Grant

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Grant Lofthouse

Grant Lofthouse is personal trainer with over 10 years experience who helps his clients break fat loss, muscle building and strength plateaus by using simple strength and nutrition systems.