The Importance of Practice
LeBron hitting his free throws. Steph Curry making yet another three-pointer. I don't think anyone can really doubt how proficient these players are at what they do.
For us, we have to keep in mind that both these elite players (along with many others in the NBA) have practiced basics so many times that layups, free throws, and corner threes just come like second nature to them!
Do you know the amount of times LeBron has repeatedly shot a free throw in his life? The number of repetitions (reps) has to be wonderfully astronomical...
Come game time, you may not rise to the occasion. Rather, it's more likely that you fall to your highest level of training. For LeBron and Curry, that highest level of training is nigh-perfect.
If Socializing Were a Sport...
Well Arel, that's great and all, but how does this tie in with likability? Here's how:
Just like LeBron and Steph Curry practice free throws, so too can you practice your social skills.
You could have written the book on social skills 101, but if you don't take the time to say hello to an friend, what use is that? Practice, application, getting your reps in can help a lot.
We love to say this on the Art of Likability: None of this information will actually help you. It is the IMPLEMENTATION of this information that will help you!
GET YOUR REPS IN!
I will leave you with how not to feel about practice, starring then-Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson:
"We talking 'bout practice!"
Allen Iverson may not be a big fan of practice, but we know LeBron, Steph Curry, and YOU are huge fans of practice!
Because you're gonna be the guy/girl who gets those social reps in, I want to be able to give you more fuel for your fire! Let's discuss some more likability tips in our FREE, LIVE upcoming Art of Likability webinar. Grab the inside track with updates by dropping your email below:
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