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Quick Thoughts - On Being World Class
Intent. Intensity. And only then - focus. This is the recipe for world class effort.
On Being World Class
Broken shooting hand? Still the first player to practice to work on his left hand.
I just heard a story about Kobe Bryant that resonated, that I wanted to share.
When he started with the Lakers, he would lose to the vets in three point shooting contests all the time.
Losing wasn’t in Kobe’s nature, so every time he lost, he put extra hours in, worked on his 3 point shot, and then asked for a rematch.
Eventually he started winning matches. Soon he was unbeatable.
Then he started challenging the veterans in the post…
The Recipe for World Class
If you want to be world class, you have to:
Be willing to lose. A lot.
Be willing to work. A lot.
Be ok achieving greatness in inches.
However, there’s one other (big) concept at play here.
You have to know exactly what you want to improve, and focus.
Kobe wasn’t trying to get better at every aspect of his game at the same time as he climbed to become a world class basketball player. He did it one skill at a time.
You Need To Focus
I just left the Healthy Steps Nutrition Live event in Nashville, and it really brought me back to some of the early days of events I used to attend.
Coming home from these events, I would run in 8 different directions at 100mph and essentially get nothing done.
That did not create world class results.
If you find yourself with multiple things you “need” to do in your business today - attack one. Lean into it hard, work on it with all your focus. Get mastery of it.
If it’s an aspect of your business that can be frame-worked - but the framework. Build redundancy. Give someone (or yourself) a repeated task to fulfill it.
Then - and only then… move your attention elsewhere.
Without focus, you cannot become a master. Becoming world class requires stacking mastery.