What do the most successful teams in sport or business do well? They dominate their space, becoming category killers.
"Do well what you do a lot."
Seek mastery. Dan Pink, author of Drive, reminds us that motivation flows from autonomy (self-direction), mastery (extreme competence), and purpose (service of a bigger picture). Money motivates, but it isn't the greatest motivator.
Pink writes, “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”
Apply what you learn to what you do.
Steph Curry advises understanding that hip loading is suboptimal if your knees are too far forward.
Some shooters have trouble getting the ball off the palm and onto the finger pads.
Curry targets the flanges on the front of the rim, getting the ball over them.
Curry starts with "perfect makes" in front of the rim...just inside the back volleyball line. He makes five in a row and takes a big step back, repeating four times, making twenty-five from each radian. He then repeats aligning with the wings and corners.
Study others but study yourself, too. Take video (cellphone) and study your mechanics - footwork, balance, quickness, shot readiness, release point, follow-through.
Become a category killer. "Do well what you do a lot."
Motivation flows from autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
The greatest motivation comes from within.
Study others but study video of yourself.
Own your mechanics.