What Are You Trying to Accomplish?

Widely considered one of the best golfers in history, Ben Hogan is credited with "inventing practice" because he spent more time in that activity than any of his contemporaries. Hogan's efforts paid off (he won 9 major championships in his career), but the secret to his success is contained in his observation that "no amount of practice will do much good unless the player is trying to accomplish something definite." Whether it's improving your golf score or enhancing your abilities as a leader, identify SPECIFIC goals and measures to ensure that your "practice" is meaningful. So, what are you trying to accomplish?