Observing successful people leads to one conclusion : to reach the top, you have to master the basics in your area. Those elements are similar to the foundation of a building : they are a solid basis to every future add-on and ensure that nothing will fall due to a lack of reliability.
If you go to a high level training for tennisman, let’s say that you are watching André Agassi or Roger Federer training. They are always training and working on their basics : service, forehand and backhand drives, placing on the field. Why ? Because all learning goes through the same principles : you are first a trainee (you learn), then a master (you know), then an expert (you transmit your knowledge). And no possibility to go to master or expert level without a full understanding and mastering of the basics !
So, what can I do to master the basics in an area ?
- Know what are the basics : I go to ask to somebody who I know is already successfull in that field of activity. Or I search on the web. A lot of information can be found everywhere know, and this is easy to determine what skill I have to master for a specific work or to succeed on a market.
- List the 3-4 core skills to get : You have to be cristal clear about what you have to work on !
- Work, work and work : As soon as you are ready with the list, detail which actions you can go through to gain experience. Then evaluate, and do it again.
Using this methode is less simple than writing it. However, this is mandatory to fulfill your dreams and make many things happen. Get forward to basics and make them automations !