Progress comes in stages.

First, you have to make movement. Then you learn the motions and moves of success.

You go through those motions until you learn why you’re doing them.

Progress, and more importantly success, is the result of turning moves and movement into momentum.

You aren’t just doing things because someone else told you to do them.

You know what you want and what you can do and are deliberate about executing in a way that uniquely gets you to where you want to be.

First, you move.

Then you learn the moves. Then you make your own moves.

It’s the difference between an amateur and a professional. One studies the craft. The other perfects it.

Here is why that matters:

You won’t win your game playing with someone else’s moves.

It’s important to know the strategies and tactics that are out there. But putting your faith in them blindly is guaranteed to disappoint you.

You don’t need to have the perfect plan before you get started.

Just get moving.

You can learn new moves while you’re already busy making progress. Soon enough though, you’re going to need to make your own moves.

You’re going to need to perfect the strategies you’ve been using in a way that makes you especially powerful.

This is all about what works for you. Your special skills. Your life experience. Your intuition and insight.

First, you move. Then you learn the moves. Then you make your own moves.

If you’re not there yet, keep working towards it.