Only you knew, every angle of yourself. Where were your weakness and which part of your superiority? Let us look forward sharing by an author on “All Strength Comes From Repetition”.
Without having the basics in order, you’ll never achieve your full potential.
The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.
Repeat The Basics
And there’s only one way to improve the basics, by repetition. You get stronger by lifting weights, rep after rep. You build stamina by performing an anaerobic exercise. We all know that.
But how about your mind? How do you become mentally stronger? And why does it even matter? The answer is simple: Everything starts with the mind.
Steven Pressfield, the author of The War of Art, said it best:
“Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn’t just skills like computer technology. It’s the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command.”
But my challenge was always: How do you do that? I know how to get physically stronger. But I never knew how I could get mentally stronger.
And whenever people told me “it’s all about life experience” I always thought there was a better way. Let’s be honest, who wants to wait until they are 70 to get mentally strong?
Some things can be done faster, especially if you keep repeating the basics. Because that’s when we screw up most of the time. We think we know everything.
Stay A Beginner
How often do you think to yourself, “I already know that”?
If you’re like most of us, quite often. One thing we have to remind ourselves is that the people who think they know everything are the biggest losers in life.
Muhammad Ali once said:
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
When you repeat the basics, you don’t only become great, you will stay great. It’s a challenge that all high performers face. Without repetition, we forget things easily.
I always look at myself as a beginner.
It’s very simple: Figure out what the basics are in your field. And repeat them. Keep it simple. There’s no bigger waste of time that repeating bad, wrong, or negative things.
That’s the only thing you should be mindful of. Don’t take advice from people who haven’t’ successfully done something themselves.
Be Great. Stay Great.
Look, you can be very smart, driven, humble, etc., but if you don’t stay that way — what’s it all worth?
How often do you see people become successful only to squander their success? How many one-hit wonders have you seen?
Exactly. Only the great ones are here to stay.
And if you want to stay here too, you must never underestimate the power of repetition. Never think you’ve made it or that you’re smart enough. Because that mindset is what keeps you great.