We often look outside of ourselves when we ask “What does it take to succeed?”
Surely, others know more about success than you, so following their advice will lead to success.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and while I think it’s true that you have to at some point seek outside mentorship, to really be successful, it comes down to a three things.
Consistency, Practice & Routine.
But first, watch this video.
Now you may wonder what the heck beatboxing has to do with blogging, and on the surface the answer is very little.
But watch this video a little closer.
This is a guy, on a stage, making sounds with his mouth… and people are cheering him on.
Technically, you could beatbox. If you’re reading this, I’m assuming you have a mouth and you make sounds with it.
But what this guy has done that you haven’t is practiced. Constantly.
hours years do you think he’s spent in the mirror practicing his patterns.
When he’s got nothing to do, what do you think he does?
The same as you might stare at tabloids in the grocery line, or playing a song in your head, he’s probably making beats under his breath.
I don’t know if this guy won the competition but I know he was good enough to compete.
And I know the only way he could compete was by practicing his skill more than anyone who didn’t take the stage, or make this far in the competition.
And I know that he’s got the same tools as you. What sets him apart is his willingness to practice, consistently, on a routine.
…something to think about next time you sit down to write.