Don’t be perfect – be a leader

Posted on January 26, 2010

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Arnold Palmer has one weird looking golf swing.

Having a weird looking golf swing did not stop him from playing professional golf, from appearing on national television in front of millions of viewers.  It did not stop him from connecting with thousands of fans (it might have made him more accessible to all those weekend duffers).  It did not stop him from earning millions of dollars in tour winnings and corporate sponsorships.  It did not stop him from publishing over a dozen books and establishing and supporting a number of charities.  It did not stop him from being one of the most beloved golfers on the tour.

But that swing.  It’s so . . . imperfect.  Goofy looking.  Uncomfortable.  And it never got any better looking over time.

Where would Arnold Palmer be if he had waited to turn pro until his swing looked just right, until his technique was a model for aspiring golfers everywhere?

Where would YOU be?

Are you waiting for your skills, connections, resources, and circumstances to reach perfection before giving your dream a shot?  Are you sure you have to?  What’s the worst that could happen if you DIDN’T wait?  What’s the BEST that could happen?

Try, do, experiment.

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