Look at any great performer and that’s what you’ll see.
Of course, a world-class artist will have different fundamentals than an athlete who will have different fundamentals than an entrepreneur who will have different fundamentals than a parent but the same rule applies in each case: mastery of the mundane.
Which, of course, begs the question: What are YOUR fundamentals?
I like to think of our fundamentals on two different levels: the universal and the specific.
We ALL share the need for mastery around the basics: Eat. Move. Sleep. Breathe. Focus. If we don’t have those universal fundamentals dialed in there’s simply no way we’ll have a shot at our highest potential.
Then we have our specific fundamentals. The things that are unique to each of us and our particular crafts. For example, as a lover of wisdom and teacher, I need to commit to Deep Work blocks packed with thinking and writing and reading.
Our +1 for today is simple. Think about your fundamentals and think about how you can get just a little bit better with a universal and a specific.
This Universal fundamental could use some love: _____ — fill in the blank — _____.
This is what I’m going to do to +1 it: ________________________________________________________.
This Specific fundamental could use some love: ____________________________.
This is what I’m going to do to +1 it: ___________________________________________________.