People talk about bike riding when they want to remind us that some things, once learned, are not forgotten.
What they don’t mention is how we learned. No one learns to ride a bike from a book, a video or even a blog.
You learn by doing it. It takes practise!
In fact, by not doing it right the first, second or third time. You learn by doing it wrong. By falling off, by getting back on, by doing it again, and again, and again.
We can’t become great at something, unless we practise. But not just once, it has to happen consistently over time. It might seem boring to some, and many people give up.
That’s why not everybody is great at many things. Being great takes time, determination, commitment, and above all else. Loads of practise!
Olympic athletes don’t become great overnight. We only see their performance on one specific day, and judge them superstars based on this. But what we don’t see is the hours, days, months and years of determination, commitment and practise, which is the bit that makes them great.
This approach works for lots of things, not just bikes or athletes. Most things, in fact.
As an example, we practise every working day on helping our customers save and make money. We continually hone our skills and take time understanding our customers problems, and then working out a way we can help solve them.
I’m sure there are many things you want to become great at. All it takes is determination and commitment to practise regularly over time. It’s your choice.