Yes you got it. You read it correctly. We’re not out of our minds. We really are saying that “anything that’s worth doing is worth doing poorly”. When we found this quote by Joachim DePosada on web site: The Gary Halbert Letter, it struck such a huge cord. It made such immediate sense to us. The more we looked more we realised that our lives were built around this quote. What about yours?
Just take your mind back to when you started to learn to drive. That very first time, you pressed your foot down on throttle. The engine screamed. You lifted your left foot off clutch with such panache, and you hurled forward with such velocity, you would have beaten any kangaroo.
Can you drive now? Then we rest our case:
Anything that’s worth doing, is worth doing poorly.
Do you remember first time you played tennis? Did you really get serve right first time? Or did you carefully throw ball in air throw racket and miss!!! What about now? Was it worth doing it poorly first time around?
What happened first time you strode up with your bucket of balls on driving range? You put ball down and swung perfectly and hit it for what 500 yards?????? Or, did you: 1.miss it completely, 2.follow through and fall over 3.take out a good portion of matting or grass with shot 4.hit it with such force it managed a few yards and stopped.
What is all this about?
Reminding yourself that;
Whenever you do something you haven’t done before. Whenever, you make effort to break an old habit. Whenever you are going to do something that is worth doing.