If you want to be great at any endeavor – digital marketing, selling insurance, anything – practice makes perfect.
In order to achieve a significant level of success, you must dedicate time and energy into doing your chosen activity as well as you possibly can. As Malcolm Gladwell put it, mastery is attained once you’ve invested 10,000 hours into a skill. Or as Bruce Lee so eloquently stated, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks one time, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
Whether you are in business, practicing martial arts, or anywhere in between, the point is clear: find your thing, learn to do it well, and then do it as best you can consistently. Before you know it, you will find yourself as the go-to person for that particular activity.
The idea of mastery extends beyond developing professional skills too. You can apply the same concept to your personal relationships, fitness goals, finances, education or spirituality… the list goes on.
So, if you have tried and failed there is no need to beat yourself up about it. Michael Jordan didn’t make every shot, but he kept shooting and eventually created a legacy of taking – and often making—the big shots.
This entry serves as encouragement to keep pursuing your goals even if you have experienced temporary defeat (or even temporary success for that matter).
What have been looking to do?
What are you waiting for? Get to it!
But before you do, leave a comment and let us know what area you would like to master and what steps you are taking to get there. Don’t forget to “like” and share with others.