To Think Or To Be…

I was talking to this young guy that I mentor the other day. He was asking me about the best way to become a successful artist (he’s an aspiring rapper).

I thought about it for a second then I realized that there is only one way to be successful at anything…practice (Sorry Allen Iverson.)

You see, broheim, I think of it like this.

If you wanna get buff, you lift weights. You don’t just think about push-ups.

If you wanna get thin, you diet. You don’t just think about salads while you’re eating hamburgers.

So what I’m saying here, is that you can’t dream about success. You have to go out there and do it.


How Do You Do It?

Well, let me tell you a quick story about these two groups of artists from one of my college electives.

One group was told that they would be graded on how many pieces of artwork they could create.  It didn’t have to be fancy or anything, it just needed to be a completed piece of work.

The other group was told that they would be graded on the quality of each piece. They could make as many as they wanted to, but they would only be graded on the ones that were the best.

So guess which group won out?

Yup, the group that produced the most pieces won.

The thing is, the professor was actually grading each group in the exact same way. So since the group that was going for volume had more samples of work, it was inevitable that they would find success.

When you work to create a lot of volume it gives you practice in completion. You essentially are learning on the fly and are telling your brain that it’s ok to keep creating even if it’s not perfect. It gives your mind the impression that it doesn’t have to be perfect, but in continually completing projects, your quality and standard of work will exponentially rise.

So stop dreaming about success and thinking about all the little details. Stop making excuses as to why you aren’t doing what you need to do to be great.  We now know that no matter what. You gotta just…



Jerry “Doing it” Washington

P.S. It’s easy to fantasize and think that all you have to do is dream up the most perfect thing and it will happen, but the truth is that it never comes out exactly as you think…NEVER. So that’s why it’s important to do so that you can learn. An even faster way to learn is to do, then ask someone who knows. When it comes to fitness, I’m more than happy to help people like you with any questions you may have based on what you’re currently doing. Just hit me up. Talk soon…


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