Day 1. Here it is. The big day that you decided you want to get out there and be the best at something. Or, at least good enough that people will notice your awesomeness. So the first thing you have to do is know everything there is to know about what you want to be good at. The easiest way to do this is to use your resources. Whether it’s Wikipedia, books from the library, your neighbor, magazines, Youtube, specialized websites or blogs, the national food eating competition footage, Google, or even the old guy at the park; you need all the knowledge you can get. Between the knowledge and research, go try the thing you want to be good at. Whatever it is, you’ll need to practice it and have some first-hand experience. Even if it’s something you can’t actually practice before you have to do it, pretend the situation is exactly the way it is going to be when you’re going to do it. Imagine you’re doing it (and doing it well) and that feeling will boost your actual performance when the time comes to perform.
Now go sleep and think about what you want to be good at. You may end up dreaming about it which help even more.
Day 2. Congratulations! You’re already better than most people at whatever it is you want to be good at. Ok, enough celebrating, get back to the research. Find out what the best people have done to achieve greatness at the activity, what they do now when they do the activity, or what theories could be applied to make it easier. This day will be a little less research and a little more practice. Again, just thinking about what you have to do will make you better, even if you can’t do it at the moment. Use your newly acquired knowledge to fuel your skill and your confidence and it will become easier and easier to achieve your goal. The more confident you are that you will do well, the more likely you are to continue that positive feeling and encourage your aptitude to grow.
Time to relax and sleep on it, knowing you’re almost there.
Day 3. The most important day. This day is all about practice and figuring out how everything works best for you. This is where you add your own flare to your activity, something no one else has done or does the same way that you do. While you’re practicing, find something about the activity that you’re particularly good at naturally. Exploit this aspect and continue to build the rest of your skill in the area around that. Still do at least some research on this day too. You will always have the edge over people if you keep learning about the subject while they only practice. You can steer the car but somethings got to press the gas to move you forward.
By the end of the day you’ve practiced more and you know more than most people about the subject and you’re feeling good about your ability in it. Great! Now, even if other people who are good at the same subject see your work at it, they will notice the individualistic flare. The style that makes you stand out. No matter what, you will always be the BEST at being yourself. No one else can be better than you at being you.Now go own the world.
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