What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics

What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics ?

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What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics

What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics ?

Being brilliant at the basics is essential to progress in career and life.

Lot of groundwork is required in initial days to set the right foundation and without these basics in place,
it is very difficult to build the building of success. True Champions are always brilliant at the basics.

Sharing a real life story which helped me realize the meaning and importance of being brilliant at the basics.

 

At the age of 15, I started learning the game of basketball

My basketball coach was an expert in his art

On first day, I was given Spartan ball and told to run with ball along the side of court

Go straight and come back and so on

Instruction was given not to enter the basketball court until told to do so

 

I started doing it

Daily routine was run with ball alongside the court and not to enter  basketball court

I followed the instruction diligently and continued

 

Daily, I saw other boys playing basketball game inside the court from day one

They enjoyed thrill of scoring baskets from various angles, using strategy and tactics to beat others

And I was just running with ball for 3-4 hours on daily basis and doing nothing else

 

One month passed by and my mother asked what have you learnt

I said – Nothing except to run with the ball

Another one month passed with same routine

 

I told my father that am not going to play this game anymore and should try something else

It is very boring.

Just run with the ball and doing nothing else

He convinced me to continue and same routine continued for another one month

 

90 Days  had passed and I made up  mind to quit this monotonous and boring game

When everybody in the court was playing the game, I was the one left on side lines only to run with the ball

 

My decision was final and went to coach to communicate the same

Before I could say anything, he told that now time has come to enter the basketball court

So, after practicing dribble for 3 months, got to play the first game

 

As soon as I started playing the game, had very strong dribble and when I run with ball, had full control over it

I realized it was due to focused routine of running with the ball.

My shooting skills were also better than others due to consistent practice.

Being focused on brilliant at basics helped me to become a decent basketball player

 

Many a times in life we are doing jobs and work or learning something which are challenging initially and seems monotonous and boring. It takes time and lot of ground efforts to understand and learn the basics.

Somewhere down the line this boring job done day in and day out  build mastery and expertise and help us t become brilliant at the basics which will differentiate our performance in  long run

Being brilliant at the basics in every field is the foundation which needs patience and perseverance and on which bigger and higher success stories are built.

 

P.S.- My coach went on to become national level basketball coach for India team and I had a podium finish at state level basketball.

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What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics ?

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anupam.shrotary

Anupam shares inspiring thoughts, positive ideas and personal stories based upon practical experiences to LIVE POSITIVE LIFE. All personal incidents and events mentioned in Blog are real and have actually happened. Anupam is Supply Chain Leader with rich experience in world leading organizations. He has studied from IIT Bombay and MNNIT Allahabad. New Post is published on 1st Day of month. Author views are personal.
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