How can I get better?

Chimnwendum
2 min readSep 21

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My adorable friend bought me a book on his way back from a trip. I have been wanting to read this book, so you can imagine my excitement when he broke the good news to me. I screamed in excitement but internally because we were in a public place.

Anyway, the title of the book is Eat That Frog! By Brian Tracy. No, Brian, I don't want to eat the frog. It is too small. Give me an elephant (that was a joke, in case you missed that)

To ensure I read the book and get value from it, we both agreed to read one page daily and share what we learned. I must admit, the first time I read it, it was solely because I wanted to meet a deadline, so I gained little value from it. I decided to reread it. This time, I learnt something new.

I’ll pose it as a question to you. How can you get better at something, anything? While there are various answers to this question, I agree with Brian’s.
You get better at something by asking those who have done it. The reason is that you can see the results of the actions they took.

You might read about it, watch a couple of YouTube videos, observe, etc. But I bet you, nothing beats getting advice from someone you know who has done it.

So, when next you are stuck on a job, a course, or a relationship, ask someone who has overcome that hurdle for advice.

Another thing, when next you look at a goal and say, “I can’t do it”, remember there is someone out there who is in the same shoes as you but decides to go the extra mile by asking questions. They don’t stop there. They apply the answers consistently until they start seeing results.

Throughout my life, I have discovered and rediscovered a simple truth. The ability to concentrate single-mindedly on your most important task, to do it well and finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status, and happiness in life._Brian Tracy.

Now, until I write to you again, don’t forget, you must have an insane belief in yourself. It is a requirement for success.

Have a drama-free day.

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Chimnwendum

Sharing lessons from stuff adulthood throws at me.