I have never been the sharpest tool in the shed, but somehow I have managed to do better than average. I can promise you this was not by luck or by accident. I have worked extremely hard to get to where I am today and I have never given up on my dreams. Today, I am still far away from reaching my ultimate goals and I am completely fine with that. I love the fact that I have something to look forward to everyday. One of my secrets is repetition.
As a student, it was necessary for me to study the same materials over and over again to make sure the information stuck. In my career, it is necessary for me to review materials over and over again to make sure the information sticks. If I am going to give a presentation, I need to make sure I know my stuff because I do not want to end up looking dumb. Of course, practice makes perfect and studying is necessary to succeed in school. I have always felt, I required a little more than most and I am fine with that. I do not mind putting in extra effort prior to an exam or presentation, so I can be confident on the day of.
Repetition is crucial to my success, similar to consistency with minor improvements a long the way. Although many of our goals are similar, the methods we use may be different. Not one method to achieve success is going to be suitable for everyone. The quicker we understand this, the faster we can effectively work on a plan to reach success. It is unfair to put everyone in the same category and say, “this is exactly how you are going to succeed”. Take a step back and understand your personality, strengths, weaknesses, and so on. Each of these different parts can help us better understand how we will reach our goals.