In most cases, people think there's some type of trick or process that's involved in getting better at something, but the truth is I believe you get better at most things by practicing.
That's really the bottom line.
I've heard it said that practice makes perfect and in some ways that may be true, but perfect practice makes perfect.
Now, in some cases, you may have situations where you may not be able to get better because of a physical limitation.
If you're planning on being able to dunk a basketball and you're out of shape and you've never done it in life, it may be hard for you to pull that off.
What I'm talking about is things that are everyday efforts such as creative work in the forms of writing, singing, etc.
If you've considered writing a blog or book, the way you get better at it is to put pen to paper or to put fingers to the keyboard and punch it out.
Over time, you simply get better.
As you read more things that are written better than you write, you can be exposed to things that pull out the best in you.
As you continue to write, you get better at writing. If you're a singer and you actually do have talent, the way you get better is to sing and exercise those vocal chords. You may get some coaching, but what is the coach going to have you do? Sing.
If you have aspirations to be a speaker, what do you have to do to become a better speaker? You speak.
This has become much more visible in the release of my podcast lately. I feel that as I'm doing the podcast process and I'm trying to create value for listeners, I'm getting better at speaking and I can put my thoughts together faster and in a more concise way.
There are so many techniques that you can use to get better at things, but at the end of the day, whether you get coaching or read books, the main way to get better is to put it into practice.
Question: What are some of the things you have gotten better at as a result of "doing the work" to make it happen?