Fundamentals are Everything

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." - Bruce Lee

Whether we realize it or not, we all rely on fundamentals daily. Fundamentals are the basic building blocks of any activity, subject, or skill.

To be successful, it is essential to have a strong foundation in the fundamentals.

For example, in basketball, the fundamentals include shooting, dribbling, and passing.

A player who has mastered these basic skills will be more successful than one who has not.

The same is true in other areas of life. To be a good writer, for instance, one must master the fundamentals of grammar and composition.

Anyone who wants to be successful in any area must first take the time to learn and master the fundamentals. Otherwise, they will likely struggle to keep up with those who have done so.

Though it may seem tedious or even boring, there is no substitute for a solid foundation in the fundamentals. They truly are the key to success in any endeavor.

Everyone wants advanced knowledge, but few want to grind out the learning of the fundamentals.

But when things go awry, the basics always bail us out.

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Written by Niall Maher

Founder of Codú - The web developer community! I've worked in nearly every corner of technology businesses; Lead Developer, Software Architect, Product Manager, CTO and now happily a Founder.


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