Practice does NOT make Perfect.

Practice Does Not Make Perfect

When we were little, we were taught by our parents and teachers to “identify your weaknesses and strengthen them”, which I consider as one of the most destructive educational fallacies.

Henry Ford (automobile industry), Bill Gates (IT software industry), Steve Jobs (IT consumer hardware industry), Richard Branson (aviation industry) and Ralph Lauren (fashion industry) are ALL college dropouts. That said, if you have discovered your weaknesses, congratulations! You have now found an indication of strengths that you will need to look for in others! Then you spend most of your precious time and energy to focus on your strengths, and ¬†build relationships with your contacts who already have all of those complementary abilities you do not possess. Success shouldn’t be far away!

Practice does NOT make perfect. Capitalise your Strengths; Delegate the Rest. – Eleanor Ho

Trilingual Career Coach & Recruiter with experience across Europe and Asia Pacific. She is also a speaker for workshops on resume writing, job searching tips, and interview techniques. She travels frequently but you can stay in touch with Eleanor via

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