Practice makes the master (the Sayan path)
Two Saiyans fighting each other. If none wins, they both become stronger, and this is what we’d call a deadlock.
In my previous entry I spoke about how much do I like sharing stories with the people I know. Yet, I am far from satisfied with the outcome of my writing.
After all these years, I have never felt like I was delivering 100% in terms of writing, and after giving it some thought, I came to the following conclusions:
- I mostly wrote stuff for other people.
- I am not very good at writing.
While the first conclusion is as easy to solve as to keep this Medium account active, the second one is way more complex.
There are many ways to overcome difficulties in life. My modus operandi has got two simple steps:
- Learn from people better than me.
The first clause is self-explanatory, nothing more than rephrasing the quote “if you’re the smartest person in the room, then you’re in the wrong room”, the second clause needs to be clarified.
As a kid, I grew up to Dragon Ball. In Dragon Ball some characters belong to a race called Saiyans, who are constantly fighting. Saiyans have mastered the art of war, and grow stronger after each defeating battle. This way, they can stand up to bigger challenges, facing more powerful enemies every time.
If I were to write a pretentious blog post about “10 things writers/entrepreneurs/painters/whathaveyou can learn from Dragon Ball”, this would be number one: be a Saiyan.
Since you can’t be a Saiyan for the same reason you can’t be Batman or a Unicorn, I would suggest: practice to improve. Practice so you can fail, and practice so you can improve. But do practice as much as you can.
That’s why I wanted to write a new year resolution to write a blog post each day of the year, from January, 1st 2015. But I could not wait, so I started already.
Practice, practice, practice, and then some.
This post was originally published on Medium on 2014-12-12: Practice makes the master (the Sayan path).