The idea of PRACTICE is, in my opinion, one of the most important concepts of success.
Whether it's a sport, dancing, writing, speaking, or anything else you're currently good at, can you recall a time when you were a novice or beginner?
How did you get proficient at it? How did you get better and reach your current level of proficiency?
The answer is simple...
Don't Skip The Hard Work
I believe that most people—including myself—undervalue the basic skills need to be competent in particular spheres of life. We frequently search for the "advanced, magic formula" that will provide the desired results instantaneously, losing sight of the importance of mastering the fundamentals that are necessary for success in anything. That, or we think we've mastered something and are above the process, in which case we don't think we need to put in as much effort.
The potential to expand is infinite. You are never "too good to practice" at any level. There's always more to explore.
This might irk those who think that pushing oneself beyond their comfort zone is "work" or a "chore" There will never be a time when you feel "completed." It will always be necessary for you to look for new challenges, venture outside of your comfort zone, and develop as a person. It is necessary for you to accept this.
We are either growing or dying.
You might as well learn to ENJOY the process.
Even The Best Practice
The greatest athletes in history, including Sidney Crosby, Lebron James, Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan, and others, never stop practicing. A fantastic leader in the business world is one who never stops learning and developing the foundations. In his book How to Get Rich, Donald Trump states that even as a billionaire, he still adheres to the principles, which astounded me.
Practice as if you are the worst and perform as if you are the best.
Consider modeling these men and the customs they followed to develop into their identities. Being the first person on the court and the final one to depart was Michael Jordan. It makes sense that he was the greatest because of his DEDICATION.
I still go out and "practice" and search for methods to improve myself to this day. As you ought to. It's not that you can "finally stop working out and eating well once I get that amazing body" or "I never have to improve myself or my social skills once I have a great relationship."
Watch out for that pitfall. Evolve forever.