Thursday, August 11, 2011

Insanely Great

Relentless Boot Camps are bringing on new coaches constantly. We are on a mission to train these coaches to be the best in their field in all capacities---coaching, business, personal life. I received the email below today, and it hit the nail on the head.

I am the first to admit that I want everything yesterday. However, I am very aware to be insanely great does not happen over night. Patience. Diligence. No excuses. And HUSTLE go a long way. I am a firm believer that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. For me, it was making a livelihood doing what I love and no one was going to stomp on that dream. I am more fulfilled than ever and ready for bigger challenges.

 Here's to chippin' away at 10,000 hours....BAM!
In today's world of 27 year old billionaires it's easy to 
a) believe that success at a young age is the norm, and that 
b) If you aren't rich and famous before 30, your life is a waste.

Malcolm Gladwell in
"Outliers", makes the case that one needs to spend 10,000 hours mastering a skill in order to be successful at that skill.

I'm not sure if 10,000 hours is the correct amount of time, but I do know that as one gets older and more experienced at a task, it not only becomes easier, but easier to work to a higher level.

It doesn't matter if you are writing, playing the piano, auditing or cartooning. There is a level of insight that one only achieves through time.

This is not to be confused with 'right place, right time', or 'emotional intelligence', physically demanding work  or other factors in monetary success, but being "insanely great" at something doesn't happen over night.

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