My friend Kyle Collinsworth just posted on Twitter/X that European basketball is taking over USA basketball because they focus on skill development. Not just on playing more. When you have deliberate practice like Kobe Bryant then you’ll elevate your game.
This is true in every aspect of your life. If you develop your skills and focus on making your skills stronger it will serve you when you need them. It’s exactly what Stephen R. Covey taught when he wrote in his book 7 Habits for the Highly Effective People, “Sharpen the saw”. You have to continually develop your skills so you don’t get left behind!