Practice makes professionals

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When a baseball player becomes a professional, they don’t practice less; they practice more.

Why?

There’s a direct correlation between hitting home runs and batting practice.

They focus on the unglamorous fundamentals and engage in tedious day-to-day practice to keep their edge.

As a workplace professional, regardless of your title, there are fundamental skills that impact your success.

Your edge develops from identifying what your fundamentals are and working on them. Deliberately. Daily.

Hitting home runs doesn’t give a professional baseball player permission to stop batting practice.

Likewise, guiding your team through a profitable quarter, nailing that presentation, or delivering an effective performance review doesn’t mean it’s okay to stop practicing your leadership, communication, or coaching skills.

Some things you don’t move on from.

Resist treating your work like a hobby; act like a pro.

Put in your practice.

Get your results.