Reduce the risk
Take more shots
It’s pretty much generally accepted wisdom that the top scorers in any sport – Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, choose any superstar you like – they all shoot a lot to score a lot. That means they miss a lot. (Not Tiger Woods or Rory McIlroy in golf, of course, every shot counts and the winner takes the fewest. But they practice a lot, and leave the misses out on the practice range.)
So what does it mean for an entrepreneur? Take a lot of shots.
Don’t try to score on every one. Reduce the risk and improve the odds by reacting to the feedback. What works? What causes the consistent misses? Patient, persistent practice gets you closer to perfect performance.
More shots means more winners.
Go ahead, take another shot.
Be better. Do Better. Be an Enlightened Entrepreneur.
Del Chatterson, your Uncle Ralph
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