#857 Practice: When Can I Stop?

Great Ones Say…

In our last +1, we hung out with Kobe Bryant and Alan Stein in the gym at 4am.

Doing what?

HAMMERING our fundamentals, of course.

(Fun fact: As it turns out, that’s almost precisely the time I started hammering my fundies this morning.) (I got up even earlier than normal.)

Of course, any time I imagine anyone rockin’ their fundamentals, I’m reminded of a BUNCH of wisdom we talk about all the time.

(Have I mentioned the importance of consistency on the fundamentals? 😉)

We recently chatted about Twyla Tharp’s wisdom that: “The great ones never take fundamentals for granted.

How about Eric Butterworth?

I LOVE (!!!) how the great spiritual teacher puts it. (Remember, Butterworth was Maya Angelou’s mentor and wrote one of Oprah’s all-time favorite books.)

In Spiritual Economics, he tells us: “Ask the great athlete or the concert pianist or the successful actor if they arrived at the place where they need no further practice. They will tell you that the higher you climb in proficiency and public acceptance, the greater the need for practice.

← Cue the choir of angels.

Then re-cue Jim Rohn’s wisdom on the Two Easies: “It all comes down to a philosophical phrase: the things that are easy to do are also easy not to do. That’s the difference between success and failure, between daydreams and ambitions.

That’s Today’s +1.

Here’s to consistency on our fundamentals.

+1. +1. +1.


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