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Champion the Basics

The basics never go out of style or lose their effectiveness

If you gather up all the books on leadership, success, accomplishing goals, learning guitar, meditating and whatever – a quick look will show that in almost everything, there are fundamental basics and then elaborations. Elaborations and permutations can always be traced back to basic foundations.

I’m not going to list the basics for success or the basics for goal attainment, nor the basics for leadership. I’ve done so in the past and there and hundreds of articles on these topics readily available.

The point of this article is to encourage you to discover the basics for whatever you are engaging in or attempting. Knowing the basics is one of the most supportive pieces of knowledge we can obtain. When times get tough or we lose our way, going back to the basics is the easiest way to get back on track.

You don’t have to go to too much effort to find someone hawking a quicker, faster, easier way to accomplish something, but reading the fine print usually points us in the direction of the need to apply the basics and put in the time. Like those diet/exercise wonder programs that have an amazing powder or fitness machine, but then the fine print reveals – you still have to put in the time and watch what you eat.

The story of The Tortoise and the Hare is still applicable wisdom.

When it comes to mastering anything, the secret to success can usually be reduced to four basic tenets or less. Discover what those are and anything is possible.

Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals. – Jim Rohn

Here’s the number one basic basic – you need to put in the time.