Repetition is the Key to Mastery
Repetition is the Key to Mastery
The most important thing in any endeavor is repetition. If you want to improve something, then you need to do it over and over again until your brain gets used to doing it. You have to make sure that what you are practicing becomes second nature so that when you practice it, your muscles don’t feel like they’re going through the motions anymore.
You will notice that if you repeat something enough times, it begins to become automatic. Your brain starts getting used to performing the same action over and over again. When you practice something for long periods of time, your body adapts to perform it automatically without thinking about it.
In order for us to learn new things, we have to do them repeatedly until our brains get used to them. Once we start using the same actions over and over again, our bodies begin to change. Our minds become accustomed to repeating certain movements over and over again.
If you look at a clock or watch, you’ll see that it has been running continuously since its creation. If you were to stop it right now, you would not be able to tell the exact minute when it started running because the hands would move around too much before reaching their final position.
It’s the same thing with a lot of things in our lives. Musicians practice their instruments every single day to get their fingers used to the different positions and keys. It’s no surprise that you won’t see any professional athletes or artists who failed to master their skills in practice.
If you want to achieve mastery in anything, you have to be willing to go through with training and practice. You cannot become an expert over night or by simply reading about it. You have to go through a process in order to master anything, and that process takes time and effort.
You cannot make the mistake of thinking that you can learn something without putting the time and effort into it. It’s even possible that some people are not able to become experts no matter how much they practice because they simply do not have the skill set for it.
No matter what type of person you are, you need to work on your skills until they become automatic. You need to ingrain everything into your memory so you don’t have to think about it anymore. You need repetition, practice and training in order to get to a level where you can call yourself an expert at something.
The text above is just one of the many examples that everyone can use if they are trying to find ways to improve themselves or anything else they are trying to achieve.
You will need to practice everything you have learned in order to master it.
Your training is far from over.
You must continue to work harder than before.
You will become stronger through your struggles.
You will become a Warrior!
Sources & references used in this article:
- Imperfect mastery: the failure of grammar in Beckett’s L’Innommable (J Taylor-Batty – Journal of Modern Literature, 2007 – muse.jhu.edu)
- Some considerations on repetition and repetition compulsion (HW Loewald – International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 1971 – pep-web.org)
- Mastery: The keys to success and long-term fulfillment (E Coué – 2019 – Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media)