If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you are well aware that I’m a proud Swim Dad. All three of my kids are competitive swimmers and I spend many of my weekends sitting on hard metal bleachers waiting for their next event.
They’re 11, 9 and 6 and relatively new to the sport. At this young age, their coaches focus on stroke basics, consistency and making swimming fun.
Often, following one of their meets, when the adrenaline is still pumping through their veins and the excitement of competition still fresh in their minds, they tell me that they want to improve. They want to win.
My answer to them every time… “more hours in the pool.”
It works for any sport and it works for business too. If you want to become better at what you do; if you want to win, you need to spend more hours in the pool. You need to work hard, push yourself beyond the limits of your comfort zone and do it over and over again. The more hours you spend repetitively developing your skills, the better you become.
Our success with Fivecat Studio (as well as my success here with Entrepreneur Architect) is the result of consistency, determination and many hours of developing our skills as architects and as business owners. There are no shortcuts. Success takes time. If you want to be the best at what you do, spend more hours in the pool.