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Success principle story - Practice

Updated on November 11, 2013

How to succeed

Have you ever seen someone learning to ride a bicycle? We have a road in front of our flat. On holidays and in the morning hours children and their parents used to come to learn bicycle riding. The father or the helper who is teaching will be holding the bicycle while the learner sits on the seat and start their first experience of cycling. The helper used to run beside the bicycle holding it straight. Because the learner does not have the balance to keep it straight. From the expression in the face of the leaner we can understand how fearful it is to learn riding a bicycle.

But after a few days practice the teacher would loosen his holding on the bicycle and slowly the learner would be peddling without the help of the teacher. After a week or two they gain confidence and ride without any fear. If you have learned cycling you know it better than anyone.

Whenever we see someone learning bicycle, my wife tell her story of failed attempt to learn bicycle. She went to learn bicycle along with her brother. In the beginning it was going well. After many rounds her brother tried to test her balance. Unfortunately she fell down while moving and hurt herself. She decided to stop her endeavor then and there. Since then she never ventured to learn riding a bicycle. I offered her a good bicycle, fine ground and help in learning bicycle. Yet she refused to practice. Due to fear of failure. But the thing is that good bicycle, fine grassy ground, knowledge and help will not make a person to learn riding bicycle. She has to practice it. But she is not willing to take the practice session.

In every aspect of our life we need to practice to become successful. If you want to start a business, you need practice. Fine instruments, resources, tools and prime location will not make you a good business man. You need to practice your business. We will find many books and programs which offers sure success. But these tools are a waste if you are not willing to practice your business. If you want to become a doctor, you need practice. If you want to become a surgeon, you need to practice surgery under the guidance of experienced surgeons.


Every avenue need practice

Once you practice business, you can run a business without much difficulty.  It will come to you naturally. As a learned cyclist ride the cycle without even touching the handle.  He has practiced cycling.  He knows inside out and cycling comes to him naturally.

Even if you want a disciplined life, you need practice.  To reduce your weight, you need to practice a healthy eating.  To lead a Christian life, you need practice.  Practice is the essence of success.  Without practice all the best tools that are available in the world will not work.  You need practice to succeed. 

You know how you learned driving.  In the beginning it was hard for you to change the gear and push the accelerator.  But over the years, you don't have to give much attention while driving.  You can talk and even watch side view while driving after a few months of driving. 

You may be wondering how these business men operate without much difficulty.  The reason is that they have experience in doing business.  Learn business under the guidance of experienced business men.  That is the solution for learning business.


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      sunilkunnoth2012 5 years ago

      It gave me a good read. Thank you.

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      jacobkuttyta 5 years ago from Delhi, India

      Thanks pmccray for your visit and comment,

      Thanks vrbmft for your visit and comment.

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      Another great analogy very well done. Continued practice in all things can only end in perfection.

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      Vernon Bradley 7 years ago from Yucaipa, California

      Practice does not necessarily make perfect, but practice is the heart beat of success. It is like baseball. You have to step up to the plate and swing the bat, knowing you will not do much better than thirty percent (300), but in baseball, three hundred is an absolutely amazing batting average. In terms of batting it is being very successful eventhough it is only thirty percent success and seventy percent failure, but it is one hundred percent stepping up to the plate.