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What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics ?

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What does it mean to be brilliant at the basics ?

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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.

Basics are the fundamentals on which foundation of success is built because it supports to have in depth understanding and take the right decisions.

True Champions are always brilliant at the basics and their fundamentals are well honed.

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

 

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

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 basketball 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 three to four 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

 

Ninety Days  had passed and I made up  mind to quit this monotonous and boring game because I never thought basketball was supposed to be played this way.

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, coach told me that now time has come to enter the basketball court

So, after practicing dribble for three months, got to play the first game of basketball.

 

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, learn and become brilliant at the basics.

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

Being brilliant at the basics in every field is the foundation which needs patience and perseverance.

And on this foundation  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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Secrets of Life Blog shares secret knowledge and wisdom based upon real life practical experiences to live a positive life. Anupam writes inspiring thoughts, positive ideas and personal stories on Inspiration, Leadership, Productivity, Work and Spirituality. All personal incidents and events mentioned in Blog are real and have actually happened. Author views are personal.
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