Do you ever find yourself wanting to get better at a skill, ability or talent, but you can’t seem to make any progress?
You don’t have to struggle your way blindly through mediocrity there are actually things you can do to get better faster. Here are five tips that might help.
Tip #1. Exposure -Get exposure to experts
I just finished reading Steal like an Artist by Austin Kleon. (Check out his TED Talk) To refine a skill he recommends you find an expert and exhaust yourself studying that one person. Hey says, “If you try to devour the history of your discipline all at once you’ll choke. Instead, chew on one thinker- writer, artist, activist, role model – you really love. Study everything there is to know about that thinker. Then find three people that thinker loved, and find out everything about them.”
Tip #2. Goal Set: Write two to five goals
Establishing a few goals will cause your mind to focus on progress. Think through why you want to learn this skill? What would it look like if you perfected it? How would it benefit you and those you lead? Picture what good performance looks like and then set a few goals you can strive toward. When you write down goals it makes you more accountable especially if you make the goals public by sharing them with a friend or small group. Continue Reading…