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A 3 Step Formula For Mastering Any Skill

These days, everyone thrives to become recognized for doing something. Whether it is starting a business, writing a book, or trying to become fit. Everyone is trying to become an expert in things that they care about.

Now, what does it really mean to master a skill? The dictionary defines ‘mastery’ as “comprehensive knowledge or skill in a subject or accomplishment”. This means that one knows everything that there is to know about this thing. Granted, everyone has a different definition for what mastering a skill means, relating to their specific field. But keep in mind that as a rule, mastery comes from understanding a thing from every possible angle and perspective.

If you want to master a specific martial art for example, you have to be willing to not only learn the moves and techniques, but the rules or codes that motivate the fighting style. Also, knowing the history of the martial art as well as studying the experts and their fighting styles are also an essential.

So, here is a 3 step formula to guide you on mastering any skill.

Consistency + Self-Assessment + Action = Skill Mastery

1. Consistency

It’s a well known fact that small habits create big results. So whatever you want to master, do it as often as you can. This translates to training every day. Whatever it takes to repeatedly do the thing you want to be the best at. Do it even when you don’t feel like doing it, you’ll thank yourself later.

2. Self-Assessment

Self-assessment is a major key towards success. This also applies to the mastery of whatever skill you believe in. Not only do you have to be consistent in what you do, you have to take a step back and look at the quality of what you’re doing.

You can make videos all day, every day. But if you’re not doing anything to improve the quality of your content, then your effort means nothing.

I’m not saying you have to be changing things all the time. I’m suggesting that you try new things, do it for awhile, and if that doesn’t work, try something else.

3. Action

This step is arguably the most crucial step to the formula. Self-assessment is nothing without action. If you realize something is wrong, but you don’t do anything to change it, then whats the point?

Be willing to take risks to find mastery. Try a new approach to whatever it is you want to be a master at. If everyone is using selfie-sticks to create motivational videos, find a new way to film you talking to a camera. Do something! No matter how crazy or unusual it is. You may be surprised with the results.

The difference between wanting to become a master and actually becoming one is taking action. You need to always remember that moving forward.

Source: addicted2success.com
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