Repetition Creates Mastery
Repetition Creates Mastery, what does it say? Repetition creates mastery. See you’ve repeated it a couple of times and will probably remember this when you go to learn a new task or skill. Repetition is required in order to achieve mastery.
The “Dynamic Vision Light Switch Theory” says you aren’t going to become an expert by flipping a light switch and instantly have expertise in the area that you wan to master. Whether it’s negotiation or something else, you need to keep repeating it to master it. The more you repeat something, the better you get at it.
Keep in mind your first will always be your worst. What that means is the first time you do it will be the worst time because you have never done it before and haven’t had enough experience to master it.
Take for instance driving a car; if you drive, the first time you got behind the wheel of a car, you were most likely not as experienced of a driver as you are today. You had to experience it first without knowledge to gain knowledge to get better. That goes for anything you do. The Olympic athletes wasn’t great at their sport the first time they attempted it. It took many years and many hours of training to master those skills.
Don’t be hard on yourself if it takes more time than you’d like it to in order to master something. If you really want to master it, get a mentor to help support you and give you feedback on your progress. It’s progress not perfection. The more you do it, the better you will become and mastery will be just another repletion away.
I would challenge you to never get complacent after you have mastered something. We can always improve and get better. Keep that in mind as you are moving toward your goals.
Note: In case you are wondering what the Dynamic Vision Light Switch Theory is and who created it; it’s my theory and my company name is Dynamic Vision Intl. Just some extra trivia to make it a little more interesting. J
See you next week!
Eldonna Lewis Fernandez, MSgt USAF Retired