During this week, I found myself honing my mindset and movements further into the intentional action-packed path of practicing for a purpose. The all too common phrase “Practice makes perfect” is indeed a universal truth that also brings pain and glory. Need proof? Study the most successful humans and companies on Earth. The ONLY way they achieved their specific levels of notoriety and abundance was through the consistent effort of practice whether it was business coaching, practicing a sport, writing a book, teaching a skill, or practicing an integral business system like sales tracking, advertising, or service quality. They ALL had to partake in practice for the fruition of their purpose.
We must pay homage.
I want to level with my readers on how and why the purpose of practice has affected me and my path to business coaching success, even thus far in my professional careers. Understand, I am a 28-year-old first-generation immigrant born from the pristine mountain valleys of Chihuahua, Mexico raised in Oklahoma’s green country with public school education. I can only speak on what I know, and I know my life was and actively is not the same as my business coaching peers. At the age of 1.5 years old, my loving parents took the biggest risk of their young lives to complete, as I jokingly refer to as, “the freedom triathlon”, that it took to earn a life in the BEST COUNTRY on God’s green Earth. My parents decided to leave their maternal land, all their belongings, several friends, and families to provide their first born (Me) and themselves with an improved opportunity for success. I do not take that lightly and wholeheartedly believe they did that in order to enlist an American Patriot like myself to prove and uphold the powerful dream we have here in the UNITED States.
I can not relate to a decision to leave home for the last time and walk into the unknown as my parents did. An ultimate sacrifice to be raised on, frankly. I choose to reciprocate that sacrifice every day of my existence to honor their actions by making the most of the blessing I’ve been granted by working hard to pursue the highest level of my skills and abilities. There is no wasted practice when you know your purpose. Even the rare lackadaisical days that seem to provide no tangible value towards my mission gives me a mirrored image of what would become of me if I abandon my chosen purpose. Others may relate to my story with either having a childhood where their parents moved often for work or even growing up as an adopted child in a great family. The sacrifice we were raised on may make us feel proud or make us feel resentful. Neither “FEELING” has priority over the purpose we CHOOSE to practice as a grown adult that chase success, daily.
A final detail on this entry that I believe will help someone reading this to zero in on a purpose that may or not be supported by natural ability.
I’ve been training for the last 6 weeks for a half marathon and its RACE WEEK!! I tell this because I DO NOT love running, previously and currently. I chose to commit to a training schedule and maintain practice to prepare for this event in order to increase the opportunity for LUCK. It’s taken many hours, gallons of sweat, daily soreness, dark thoughts, and countless pulses from my one heart. I seek not the pain in life but account for that “pain tax” that my mind, body, and spirit must be ready to cash at a moment’s notice!
365, dawn to dusk, rain, sleet, or snow.
Your purpose demands it.