Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Max Rubin-Happy Belated Birthday!
Larry Bird was one of the greatest shooters in basketball history. He was once shooting a commercial, and all Bird had to do was purposely miss a foul shot, take a vitamin, and then make the shot.
Well guess what?
It took Bird 10 tries until he missed the shot. He had conditioned himself to make foul shots automatically. Supposedly, he also used to be able to make 3-pointers with his eyes closed. Impressive.
Conditioning is one of the keys to greatness. It’s not about doing something once, but doing something consistently. You can condition your body and you can condition your mind, but it takes work. And it takes good habits. When Larry Bird was practicing, he used to take 1,000 free throws a day. 1,000 free throws a day!
Put in the work, get the results. It’s as simple as that.
Thanks for reading.