Here are my favorite tips and tricks for success in League of Legends.
1. What is your reasoning for pursuing this goal?
Before you can even succeed you have to know what your ambition is. If your drive is to improve at the game and climb a few divisions on the way then you probably enjoy playing this game. Other people just want to play to excel at the highest level. There is a famous quote by Milan Kundera "Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves." Basically the quote just talks about how being the best has no longevity rather it is something that is brief and eventually that person will fall. If someone's drive is being the best I just hope that they know that it won't last what will last however is trying to better yourself.
2. Have a S.M.A.R.T goal
People underestimate this a lot but having a specific attainable goal can really help you in League of Legends. There is no point in having a goal like Diamond 1 when you are still in Bronze 5. Having a goal that is achievable can help motivate you to go on to the next goal that is just a small step above. Instead of having that Diamond 1 goal have a Silver 5 goal or even just a Bronze 4 goal. There is an acronym for good goals S.M.A.R.T. Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely. These are the main things you need to have. An example of a S.M.A.R.T goal is going from Bronze 5 to Silver 5 in the next month. It is specific. It is measurable the 5 divisions that you pass through. Attainable because you can climb 5 divisions I have done it before. The realistic aspect of the goal will change from person to person but I think people can do these goals if they really try it is timely because there is a deadline.
3. Execute the goal
Execution is the hardest part of achieving your goals. It is easy to make this goal that is "S.M.A.R.T" but actually following through on these goals is the tricky part. There are so many distractions that can prevent us from completing our goals but a few things you can do to keep you on the right path. Eliminate distractions. We have all played with that person who is not even paying attention to the game. He or she may have distractions like talking on the phone, texting, checking social media. People like that are asking for distractions. League of Legends is a game that demands your full attention and distractions will lower your overall play. Another tip is to break down your goals into smaller goals. Instead of fixating on the big picture which is climbing that division or moving up to the next tier think about trying to win every game. It is very easy to look at that daunting task and just quit. So if you break down those goal into smaller goals it is easier. I like to think of the analogy of chewing. You don't swallow the food in its entirety rather you break it down into many bite size pieces.
The last piece of advice that I think can really help you meet your goals is to find a mentor. Asking for someone else to help you is something that works for a lot of people. Finding a mentor is as simple as finding a knowledgeable friend who is a tier above you. Another way to find a mentor is to go on YouTube. There are hundreds of people on YouTube that have made it to Diamond and are very successful. Most of the small to medium size ones answer all your messages and if they stream you can sometimes get a 1 on 1 experience that almost feels like a coaching session. The last method is to actually find a personal coach. Although I don't like it because there is plenty of information online it is helpful to some people. There are plenty of websites you can find on Google that can grant you access to personal coaching. It cost money but some people see it as an investment in the goal that they are trying to do.
Throughout this post I have taught you a few crucial things to succeeding in League of Legends as well as life. I taught you that finding your initiative is the first step to being a good League of Legends player. Secondly if you want to improve you have to make Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable and Timely goals (S.M.A.R.T goals). Lastly I told you how to execute those goals and a few tips to make sure you don't procrastinate and your goals never get completed.