Lessons to Achieve Success
Success is achievable, you can really do anything!
A previous blog
http://danpetrosini.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/confidence-self-esteem-contd/, explained how breaking your goal down into achievable sections, and building on those sections leads to success and confidence.
A key component of learning and developing a new skill is reinforcement. Doing something over and over until you get it. Sounds logical enough and guaranteed to work!
But you also must use the learning ‘tools’ that apply to the skill desired. They are called the fundamentals!
Remember the fundamentals and re-visit methods of learning that maybe specific to what you are doing!
We tend to Forget
A recent experience of mine own while learning was revealing.reinforcing the importance of taking it slow, breaking the challenge down.
Faced with a imposing challenge, I became intimidated by the difficulty of the task presented. It seemed I was trying to learn something that just seemed way to advanced had me down.
I had bought into the negative, I can’t do this mentality when I was reminded me to take it slow.
Incredibly simple advise from a friend worked immediately and boosts your confidence.
We Want to Rush it!
Slowing things down, breaking the challenge into parts will make any task easier, here is an example to help illustrate this point-
If trying to hit a baseball at a batting cage, don’t go into the fastest one, start with the slowest, get acclimated and then move into the next highest and do the same. It may take a day or week but you will soon be able to hit the fastest!
If two people put the same time into learning how to hita baseball thrown at 60 miles an hour, one who jumped right into the 60 mile an hour cage and the other who progressed from the 20 miles to the 40 then 60 mile an hour cage, who would learn quickest and with the least frustration??
Here are a few more quick examples-
Runners training for a race or marathon, never go full speed the first times out. They gradually increase the speed and length till they find the mazimum speed they can run at and still finish.
Would you teach your child to drive by getting on the highway first day out?
Remember to keep whatever you are doing at a pace you can actually do it.
Being reminded to slow it down was a revelation in way, I relearned a critical covenant of success, break the task or challenge down and take it at a proper pace.
I am glad to have been reminded and to share that how to approach a challenge and succeed, is by sticking with the fundamentals!