The ONE Way You Can Get Good at Anything
People say this all the time.
“I want success now. I want to earn $500 in the next 30 days!
However, one thing that I rarely hear in the online world by newcomers and even some folks that think they are seasoned marketers is...
“I want to become great at _________”.People want the money, but what they don’t understand that in order to achieve success you need to become great at something. In fact, just one thing. It can be anything.
You could become an expert at the “hula hoop” and be very successful, or in the case of what we are talking about, you could become great at ONE thing online and be very, very successful.
I guess that leaves the question, how do you become great at something?
Before I answer the question, I want to give you a few examples of experts.
What do you think these people did to become an expert? What was one common thing that ALL of them did to get to their level of expertise and their greatness?
Got an answer?
Here it goes...
PRACTICE!Yeah, that is it. To become great at something, you practice that one thing...regardless of what it is. You practice until you go blue in the face. Yeah, might seem a little crazy but when you enjoy what you are doing (back to that “passion” thing again), it doesn't feel like an arduous task to become good at it.
Michael Jordan practised to the point where hitting a shot did not take thought, it was second nature. This allowed him to think and see other things that he wouldn’t have seen if he had not developed this expertise.
Richard Branson practised business and become very good at it in creating his Virgin brand. He became an expert not overnight, but through years and years of tireless practice until his decision making on the “right” decisions in business became second nature.
Bobby Fisher became the most prolific chess player through his expertise in making the right moves. Was he psychic? No, he developed an innate ability to predict the other players moves because he had “seen it all” through practice.
In fact, in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he explains that the “elite performers” all had something in common, regardless of their trade. An expert violinist or an expert journalist all had either put 10 years or 10,000 hours into something to achieve greatness.
Here is a popular quote from the book:
““The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert—in anything,” writes the neurologist Daniel Levitin.”
Really, when it comes down to it ANYONE can be great at ANYTHING. If this doesn’t excite you, I know what will.
Becoming an expert online means a big business. This year marks my 11th year within the online world. I have lived and breathed Internet Business for the last 11 years. Am I an expert?
Probably at some things, definitely not even close to everything. In fact, I know a fraction of what there is to know online and that is fine with me. You only have to be great at ONE thing to achieve great success.
Remember that the next time you tell yourself you can’t be good at this. Remember that the next time you attempt to try to become great a bunch of different things.
Yes, maybe we will not all be able to play basketball like Michael Jordan and maybe we will not all be the next artist with the skills of a Picasso, but I can assure you we can get pretty damn close.
Your path to expertise starts here, it starts today. Focus on doing ONE thing great. You will surprise yourself and it will be much quicker than the 10 years before people start calling you an expert.
Before your become great, you must become good. Good can take you a long way in business as well!
What facet of the Internet are you going to carve out as your place to become an “expert”?