I have an eye for great humans. Like people who are actually great at what they do. Upon studying them, I’ve learned something about them. Repetition is at the forefront of what they do.
You know, the thing we hate the most? Doing something over and over and over and over and over.
Michael Jordan: I couldn’t begin to tell you how many hours he put into the simple act of making a ball into a circle.
Lebron. Curry can pull up from anywhere on the court. I’m sure he spent sooo many hours shooting the same shots over and over until he mastered the strength needed from that distance to make that basket. Tom Brady, Mike Tyson. Tyson lived in the gym. Lived in the ring. Ronnie Coleman. The hours of posing. The hours in the gym. Of course you’ll be great at something if you do it so many times.
It doesn’t just go for sports!
intellect as well. Bill gates. The coding. Steve Jobs. Einstein? Do you know how many hours he sat alone working on his craft. Doing the exact thing time after time after time again? I don’t know but I’m sure it was hella hours. The greatest speakers of the world? I can’t imagine the hours they used standing and rehearsing in front of a mirror. JK Rowling..I’m sure she wrote many many books before and after her Harry Potter series. I can name so many more. These people wasn’t born with some amazing super power. They were born with a gift, and did that exact thing over and over and over.
Even in my own life. I realized I will never get good at something unless I repeat it over and over and master that specific motion. I won’t be great at sewing if my time didn’t go to sewing. It’s impossible. That’s why it’s important to love what you do. Because In order to be great at it, you’ll have to do it so many damn times.
So make repetition your friend. It’s the only way to greatness.