Persistence is key to achievement. And a big factor in persistence is repetition. Repeating an action until you gain mastery over it, is the way to build the skills that help you in your persistence, which will lead to achievement of anything you set your sights on. It comes down to repetition.
It does no good to only think about your skills, or to only talk about your skills. You need to use your skills. And, you can't worry about not being so great at them either. The only way to get great is to practice using your skills. That may mean that you'll probably look like … Continue reading Use it or Lose it
Anything is possible, as long as you have the will to make it happen. You may not have the skills, knowledge, or tools yet, but that's only a temporary setback if you have the will to figure out how to get those things. That will is your superpower. It's your willpower, and with it, you … Continue reading Willpower
There may be people that are more talented than you are, at certain skills. There may be people who are smarter than you are, on certain subjects. And there just might be people whose looks are currently considered closer to the ideal, than your own standard, run of the mill gorgeousness. But ultimately, we are … Continue reading X factor
Most anything can be done easily when you just get to doing it. It's when you think too much about doing it, and about how you're going to do it, that it starts to get complicated. You can end up thinking yourself into a panic that it's just too difficult to do. Now, some things … Continue reading Do it
It's important to study and train to develop skills for success. But studying can easily turn into a way to hide from actually becoming a success. Seth Godin asks: What have you done with what you’ve learned? You can pick any subject and gain all of the knowledge there is to find on it, but … Continue reading Knowledge
A long time ago, when diapers were a staple in my wardrobe, I couldn't walk without wobbling, or use a fork, or say the word "truck" correctly. (my "tr" sounded like an "F"... it was laugh riot at gatherings) Eventually, with enough practice, I went from wobbling to walking to running. With enough practice I … Continue reading Practice