Here’s a useful tip that can ensure that you continue to improve yourself, regardless of what you’re working on.
Whether you’re increasing your stock picking skills or closing skills, this simple, five minute procedure will keep you on track to inevitable mastery.
First of all, you’ll need some kind of goal you’re working towards. If you don’t have a goal, or even a vague direction that you’re going in, this won’t work too much. Even then you can use your preprogrammed, evolutionarily designed goals (more money more sex) and this will still work fine.
At the end of every day, write down any action you took towards those goals. Then write down what happened. Then make a decision if that outcome moved you closer to, or further away from, your goals.
Either way, think of something slightly different you could have done. Then take a minute or two to actually imagine yourself doing it differently, and getting a better result.
What you’re doing is training your brain to think in different ways whenever you come up to those situations again. That way, you’ll feel more “natural” doing things that will get you closer to where you want to go.
The great part is that this is how humans learn in general. When we learn to walk, or talk, or use our bodies in any kind of complicated manner, like sports or playing an instrument, we take action, measure the outcome and readjust our action.
This isn’t so natural for mental and behavior goals, like communicating for a specific outcome or anything else where the outcome isn’t so clear and obvious.
But when you put this into practice, it will be.
Try it and see what happens.