the secret to getting good

Jay Clouse inspiration, learning, motivation, productivity

…isn’t really a secret at all.

It’s worth continually reminding yourself that if you want to get good at something, it takes repetition and practice. “Getting reps.”

Salesmen are adept at speaking and persuading not because of some inherent quality, but because of repetition. Cold calling, sales pitches, emails, connecting the dots.

Jimi Hendrix didn’t pick up the guitar and walk into an Arena full of people.

Even seemingly ‘overnight success’ comes with years and years of repetitions – often under the watchful eye of someone else who can provide feedback. Twenty One Pilots played tiny shows at churches, going door to door to members of youth groups promoting their shows.

The secret to repetitions is just getting started.


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