There is great power in practice.

So much of business today, and even just life in general, is centered around speed. Getting things done quickly, getting good at things quickly, learning things quickly.

That doesn't leave a whole lot of room for the kind of slow, dedicated practice that leads to real skill-building. And having the patience for skill-building is a highly valuable skill in itself, both in the world of entrepreneurship and in life as a whole. 

Running a business is skill-building. You are consistently practicing the mindset of the student and absorbing each day's challenges and lessons. You practice sales, marketing, service, networking, strategy... running a business is basically learning 24/7. 

The most successful entrepreneurs embrace the role of the student and continually learn from their business, their clients, and their failures. And even as they move closer to mastery in their field, and spend more and more time in their zone of genius, they keep exercising their learning skills and practice, practice, practice. 

When was the last time you let yourself be a true student of something? It can be inside your business or out. But it's important not to lose touch with the part of yourself that approaches new ideas and experiences with curiosity and excitement. 

Practice skill-building that part of yourself every day, and you won't ever run out of things to capture your imagination on this journey. 

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