Most People are missing one important thing, consistency. The best of the best are the people who do things consistently. It’s about consistency in practice. The kicker who wants to kick well, he kicks a lot. The guy who wanted to get bigger went to the gym often and lifted a lot. To do things well you must do them consistently. It’s that simple. It’s not about magical techniques or supplements, its consistency. Just chipping away at something day in and day out till you get it.
Having that long term vision to work at something that doesn’t seem possible now and believing in the process to get there. Our body is an adaptation engine. It adapts to the input we give it. The food we eat, the books we read, the type of training we do and also the lack of doing things.
The funny thing is that most people know this but tend to compartmentalise this principle. Consistency applies to all areas. Small frequent doses are more effective than one large dose.
With training or acquiring a new skill the aim is to reach critical mass. The minimum amount to sustain/ improve a behaviour. The thing is we have to work up to this in most cases, we can’t just start there. Most of the time people start at too high a level or too difficult of a starting point to sustain. Then they quit because they feel it’s too hard to do. It’s not too hard, you just started in the middle, not the beginning.
You must create the habit and build momentum and with this you reach that point of critical mass and get to what you want to achieve. So if you want to achieve something, if it’s learning a new skill or reaching a certain strength goal. Be consistent in your practice. Start with what you can do and build on that.
If you want better hip mobility … challenge your hip mobility daily
If you want to run faster … train the muscles involved in sprinting often (a more complex goal)
If you want to learn a language … expose yourself to it every day