A little secret of how to become a great.
“If you start out with $100 at the beginning of the year and you were able to increase what you have by 1% every single day, at the end of the year, you would have $3,778.34 = $100 * (1 + 1%) ^ 365. That is 37.78x what you had at the beginning of the year. Get that 1% every single day!” — Zappos
I think it’s important to mention that I am not claiming to be an expert, at anything (except maybe Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock – I was very bloody good at that game).
But, my current and previous roles have allowed me to have in-depth conversations with a number of very successful people within their respective sectors.
This has included international and elite athletes of the past and present, CEO’s of global organisations, and extremely successful entrepreneurs, just to name a few.
I’m always interested in understanding what it took for them to get where they are.
I haven’t yet found out the answer to becoming a multi-millionaire business owner (sorry, stop reading now if you want) but I have noticed something that nearly every successful person I’ve spoken, has in common.
And that is…They’re consistent.
Whichever discipline they work in, they practice, they practice intentionally, and they practice often.
Are there days where doing so is a lot more challenging than others? I am 100% certain, there have been.
Professional athletes – they train relentlessly in all conditions, sometimes twice a day for weeks on end.
Beethoven? Heard he was alright. I’m sure he did more ‘had a go’ at creating music.
Losing weight? Eating one healthy meal and going for one long run every now and then won’t give you your beach bod.
To get better, and make real improvements, you need to practice, and practice often. The ones that work the hardest, seem to be the ones who make it.
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