Anything Worth Doing is Worth Doing Poorly

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Anything Worth Doing is
Worth Doing Poorly

Zig Ziglar

Chances are superb that when you saw the heading of this article you did a double-take and thought to yourself, "That is ridiculous!" But, let us think together and I believe you will agree that the observation is correct. Look at it this way: If you were to quit any endeavor because you did miserably on the first try, your life would be infinitely poorer.

Think of it this way: When you watch sports professionals, whether golf, tennis or any other sport, play near-perfect games, you probably stand in amazement. What you're watching is an individual who has literally hit thousands of golf balls, or tennis balls, many of them poorly, and has taken hundreds of lessons from teaching pros to improve his or her game. They understood from the beginning that if they were going to play good golf or tennis, they would play a lot of poor games along the way.

The same applies in every area of life. Most sales professionals probably blew many sales before they became consummate professionals. They understood that every call, whether they made or missed the sale, was a marvelous learning experience. They understood that if it was worth doing, it was worth doing poorly - until they learned to do it well.

The same can be said of the exceptional teacher or the master chef. Each undoubtedly made many mistakes along the way, but they considered those "mistakes" learning experiences. So, whatever your endeavor, just remember that if it's worth doing, it's worth doing poorly until you can learn to do it well. Buy that idea and I'll SEE YOU AT THE TOP!

Zig Ziglar :“The Master of Motivation” Zig Ziglar has been described as “One of America’s Icons,” “the salesman’s salesman” and “A legacy that will forever impact our history.” Helping people to achieve long-term balanced success based on his philosophy of character, attitude and skills, he has impacted more than a quarter billion people and continues to make a difference in the lives of those who act on his philosophy.As a best-selling author, Zig Ziglar has written more than 29 sales and motivational books, 10 of which have appeared on best-seller lists and have been translated into more than 36 different languages and dialects worldwide. He’s been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, the Dallas Morning News, Success Magazine, and Esquire Magazine. Ziglar motivational books and programs are widely distributed through multiple channels including the Ziglar website,, and the world’s largest producer of audio programs, Nightingale-Conant.In the media Ziglar has appeared on such venues as the Today Show, 20/20, the Phil Donahue Show and 60 minutes. As a speaker, Zig has repeatedly appeared with six former U.S. presidents; world leaders and news makers like Rudy Giuliani, Generals Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, and Lady Margaret Thatcher; business leaders, famous speakers and authors such as Seth Godin, Debi Fields, Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and Denis Waitley; and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities such as Paul Harvey and Joe Montana. At 84, Zig is still speaking while sharing the stage with his daughter, Julie Ziglar Norman. Together they reach audiences up to 20,000 at Get Motivated seminars as well as sharing messages of hope at smaller venues such as The Legacy at Willow Bend.


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