You Miss 100 Percent of the Shots You Never Take

Worst Bolivian Police SketchHockey great Wayne Gretzky is credited with the quote, “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” It’s a good quote to keep in mind as you enter the New Year – and I believe it rings true for all of us.

In fact, this police sketch of a suspected murderer is a fine example. When you first look at this police sketch, you may think a three year old drew it, but an actual police sketch artist in Bolivia – whose work will never appear in the Louvre – drew it and two suspects were found as a result!

Life is all about results – not intentions.

It just goes to show you that you need to take a shot…you need to take more shots to score and win. But to shoot more often, you also need to show up more often too.

Hollywood Director Woody Allen once said that, “80 percent of success is just showing up!”

If you want to succeed more in 2010, take more shots and show up more often than you did this past year – this past decade – and you’ll be more successful!

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