“Show me a natural .300 hitter in baseball and I’ll show you someone who’s showing up early for batting practice each and every day hitting ground balls until their hands bleed.” – Harvey Mackay
In business, like in sports there is no shortage of people with “natural” gifts and strengths. While these characteristics may allow them to be better at certain things, a true professional knows that natural abilities will only take them so far. This understanding is typically what motivates them to put in the extra time and energy necessary to continue to master their craft.
Professionals are committed to honing their craft and hammering down on the fundamentals. They believe that being good isn’t good enough!
Professionals may be mistaken for naturals but please, don’t be fooled. Instead, do the work.