Get really good at the basics like Steph Curry. Never stop practicing them

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Get really good at the basics from Steph Curry.

A few weeks ago basketball superstar Steph Curry hit 130 3-pointers in a row. He went 5+ minutes without missing a shot.

Regardless of whether you’re a basketball fan or not there are some really important lessons here. The most important being – getting really good at the basics and never stop practicing them.

Get really good at the basics

We waste a lot of time chasing some novel, new, or the best way to do something. When most of us just need to get better at the basics.

It’s easy to get drowned in the undertow of weight loss advice on the internet. We could argue back and forth until our faces turn blue about what diet is best and what training methods are ideal.

Over the years I’ve experimented with different diets, training methods, and other weird fitness shit.

What I’ve found that’s worked best for me and coaching clients, has little to do with a specific diet and exercise program. It’s more about the mindset, attitude, and identity we create around our health, fitness, and body.

Like most things in life. Weight loss is about getting really really…. like REALLY good at fundamental behaviors. Then, practicing those fundamental behaviors over and over and over again.

Ask Serena Williams about how she got really good at tennis. I bet it has something to do with practicing forehands over and over again.

Ask Jamie Oliver how he got really good at cooking. I don’t know what the fundamentals are of cooking – but I bet Jamie practiced them over and over again.

And as Steph Curry shows, he became one of the greatest shooters in NBA history. Not by spending all his time practicing trick shots. But by shooting 3-pointers over and over again.

Cheers to the basics.

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