Good to Great

175 – How to go from good to great

Most of the time when we ask for advice about “how” someone achieved their skill level, success, status (fill in the blank) we’re looking for an easy solution to get there ourselves. We want the secrets, the hacks and the short cut, because there “has to be” a secret! The problem, there are no shortcuts and achieving anything of merit requires years of unsexy, mundane, diligent repetition and focusing on the details.

“The greats never stop learning. Instinct and talent without technique just makes you reckless, like a teenager driving a powerful, high-performance vehicle. Instinct is raw clay that can be shaped into a masterpiece, if you develop skills that match your talent. That can only come from learning everything there is to know about what you do.”
Tim S. Grove – Relentless

Sorry to break it to you, but there is no silver bullet.

I break down the principles of minding the details and the importance of small tasks, repeated daily versus chasing grand gestures.

We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness, therefore, is a habit not a skill” – Aristotle (Tweet this)

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