I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Are you an “I know” person? Do you approach with life thinking you know everything and have little to learn – that most people are fools and there is nothing to learn? Do you cross your arms more often than not? Do you criticize more than look at yourself?
If you answer yes to these questions take a hard look inside of yourself. This type of mentality is limiting you in numerous ways. First, you are becoming an unlikable person. Do you enjoy when people say “I know” yet continually do the opposite thing? Yea, me neither. Second, you come off as extremely arrogant. Third, you are not open to new ideas and paradigms. Lastly, you are a negative nancy.
Practice the basics over and over until you don’t get them wrong. Be excellent, like Aristotle said it is a habit.
Adopt the mentality of a lifelong learner – one who always has something to learn.
Apply what you learn instead of simply “knowing.” Be someone who practices what they learn instead of being an “I know” person.