How to excel at a skill?

What do you need to excel at a skill?

Wondering what it could be?

Too many people believe that to excel at a skill, they need to make revolutionary changes in the way they think, feel and behave.

That’s not true.

To excel at a skill, you need to make a small change but on a consistent basis.

To make a small change on a consistent basis, you need intentional focus and undivided attention to the task at hand.

(BTW, Intentional Focus and Undivided Attention are the focus-keywords I’ve given to my team this year.)

You need small yet consistent steps towards the apex of the skill-excellence.

Small is easy to start. Small is easy to measure. Small is easy to retrospect. Small is easy to correct.

Small is simple. Simple gets done, fast!

If you get better at your Photoshop skills 1% each day for the next six weeks, you will see a 40% improvement in your Photoshop skills.

40% is a huge improvement, isn’t it?

It’s true for any other area of your life: health; cooking; coding; public speaking … or any other area. You can excel at almost any skill you can think of.

Getting better by just 1% does not require you to make revolutionary changes in the way they think, feel and behave.

That’s less scary too.

So now you’re not scared, who’s stopping you from getting better at any skill you want in just about six weeks?

Any skill?

In 100 Words: Gladiator of Radiance

A Gladiator of Radiance needs courage and agility at the same time.

Two surefire ways to an error-prone strategy are:

  1. Act without thinking enough
  2. Think too much and delay the actions

To avoid making these errors, the gladiator deals with each state as if it were exclusive; applies no predefined rules or is driven by the sentiments.

“Then why do you always succeed?” asked a fellow.

“I have never fought a battle without first thoroughly understanding its purpose; on the other hand, I have never left any battle without giving my 100% and winning it,” answered the Gladiator.