We’ve all heard sayings like “Practice makes perfect.” right? Recently I was thinking how so many people I come across complain of the shape they are in, the amount of money they make, or they wish they could do this or do that. But when you begin talking about it, you find they aren’t taking any actions to make any of it happen.
It doesn’t matter who you are, or what it is you want to accomplish, you are going to have to do some work. Depending on your goal (or wish) that may be an hour’s worth or it could take years.
For example, I wanted to earn a black belt in martial arts. It took many hours in class, sweating, bleeding, getting bruised up, not to mention thousands of repetitions of every technique and form. After years of putting in the work, I not only earned one but three black belts. They were traditional instructors that didn’t hand out or sell belts either.
It’s the same with losing weight and building muscle. It takes daily exercise, and attention to everything you eat and drink, until you reach your goals.
There is no magic pill for anything out there, and anyone selling one is a scam artist. If you want to achieve something, you must be willing to put in the work. You must do it whether you are sore, tired, don’t feel like it, or short on time. You must do SOMETHING each and every day to move you toward your goals.
One of my goals right now is to write my first book. Before I do that, I want to become a better writer. How do you become a better writer? You write.
This blog, even if no one reads it, is me putting in the reps. I’m writing as often as I possibly can, to develop the skills needed to write a book. I know I’m going to suck at first, but I know that the more I write, the better I will get.
It’s the same with you and everyone else. Have a goal? A dream? Get to work and put in the reps.