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Success comes from mastering the fundamentals. Repetitiously practicing the correct fundamentals over an extended period of time leads to mastery.

Doesn’t matter what it is. Sports. Business. Family. The outcome is the same. It ain’t easy. Or fun, for that matter. But it is hands down the most important act one can do.

“if it wasn’t hard, everyone would do it. It’s the hard that makes it great.”
-Tom Hanks from A League of Their Own

The definition of fundamentals is “Forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.”

Great baseball players are those who have mastered the little things, the fundamentals of the game. It’s so easy to focus on the flashy plays, the Sports Center highlight plays. But that’s not what wins games. It’s the solid, fundamental aspects that allow you to make those great plays.

In his book “Outliers,” Malcolm Gladwell makes the case that mastery comes from 10,000 hours of practice. So if you’re practicing the fundamentals, establishing the necessary base in your family, business, or athletic career, then you will succeed.

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