Do you want to be great? What you want to be great at doesn’t matter. No matter what you want to be great at, you have to put in the time.
There isn’t a silver bullet.
Whether you a trying to become great free throw shooter, a great programmer, or a great writer, there are no shortcuts. There is no substitute for putting in the time and effort to great at your craft. You have to work at it on the days you really don’t want to. It is easy to say I would rather watch the last three episodes of The Walking Dead. A lot of people out there pick this option. There is nothing wrong with that if that is what you want to do.
However, if you want to be great, you have to make sacrifices. You are going to have to say no to other things you want to do. Practice every day. There are no excuses. If you want to be a write, write every day. If you want to be a baseball player, practice every day. If you want to be the best programmer, program every day.
There is no substitute for this. You have to work at it.
NBA Legend Larry Bird once said:
“I don’t know if I practiced more than anybody, but I sure practiced enough. I still wonder if somebody – somewhere – was practicing more than me.”
This is the mindset you have to have.
Don’t give up.
There will be times when you are not seeing the progress you would like. You will think that it isn’t coming fast enough. Don’t give up. You are progressing and you are getting better even if you cannot see it.
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