February 6: Repetition

When we decide what we want to do, we usually choose to get good at it.  What is the best way to get good at something?

It doesn’t matter what it is.  The more we do something, the better we get at it.  Good or bad, repetition creates excellence.  Repetition begets mastery.  

What is it you want to be really good at?  Basketball or some other sport?  Mathematics?  Relationships?  Writing?  Speaking?  A new skill in the work place?  Positive thinking?  Mindset?  Focus?  Being kind?  Complimenting others?  Being assertive?  Becoming more consistent?  Eating more healthily?

We can be, do, or have anything we want.

 At first, anything we try can be difficult, and then it gets easier and easier.  Most people give up on new things, because they are difficult and challenging, or evoke feelings of worthlessness or inadequacy, and as a result they never create the environment, circumstances, situations, and opportunities for personal success through repetition and consistency.  Repeating ANYTHING can become a habitual practice, which either thwarts our efforts and limits us in our personal creation processes, or empowers us to create the life of our dreams.

It is this way with all things.  We didn’t just start walking and talking the day we were born.  We had to try, fail, learn, repeat, practice, and keep trying until we got it!  So it is with anything in life.

Good habits form as we continue to strive for excellence in the things we want to be good at, and as we practice and repeat them.  Our confidence grows and we earn credibility with ourselves and others, as we remain consistent and practice repetition.  Through repetition we can master anything.

Today’s challenge for myself:  Today I will decide on the one thing I want to practice and repeat in order to get better and better at it.  I will recognize my progress and acknowledge my successes in life.  I will take pride in my ability to learn anything I set my mind to, and I will keep at it.

John Assaraf is one of the best examples of personal progress and success, and touches upon the importance of repetition.  His interview on Impact Theory (found on YouTube) details how to start where we are and get better at anything.

Dr. Bruce Lipton ALSO teaches about the importance of repetition.  In fact, he teaches that it is one of the only ways we can reprogram the subconscious, automated mind as adults.  This is important and useful information.

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