How are you starting your morning? Hopefully by checking out the latest post on Drew Tolbert (dot) Com. Because, today… we talkin’ about practice?
Obviously, that is a reference to Allen Iverson. You know the rant he went on that sounded like a term paper about practice when you only had one thought, but you had to reach the word count. (He said the word practice 20 times in 2 minutes).
I had a book recommended to me by a friend. I read it and it was great. What book was it? The Outliers. This book, in a nutshell, explored greatness.
What causes greatness? Practice. A ton of it. People that are considered the most talented in their field has spent over 10,000 hours doing what they do. That is why they have become the best at it.
Notice I used the word talented. What we typically view as talent, is actually hard work showing itself. It really isn’t special. It is dedication.
What Do You Practice?
Hold on just a second though! We are all given the same amount of time in the day it is a matter of using it properly.
What are you practicing?
If doing something for 10,000 hours makes you great at it… then what are you becoming great at?
Take your job for example… If you work a 40 hour day and you have been there for 5 years you are probably great at it. What if you aren’t though? My question is still the same… what are you practicing?
Often we get complacent. We work harder to avoid work than we do to actually work. With some people, they suddenly become really good at making excuses. “Sorry I wasn’t productive… too many distractions… office was too hot… I have a cold… I just didn’t have the time.”
What if your day starts with you turning on the TV before work, then after work. Even if you only watch 2 hours of TV a day after around a decade… you are an expert at it.
Always remember Practice Make Greatness.
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