After reading Outlier’s by Malcolm Gladwell a second time, I have made some fundamental changes in my approach to my craft, a little explanation in hopes you will READ IT YOURSELF.
On the surface it does seem like anyone with a “work hard” attitude and dedicated ethic could become a master of a few things in his life.
What are you a master of?
How many hours have you dedicated?
Are you a master of what you set out to be?
A few successful examples;
So many things can be taken from Malcolm Gladwell’s “Outliers” here is a take;
- Only one way to become a master, put in the time, deliberately
- We are more a product of our environment than we think, try being a hockey player born in December
- Genius exists, but more likely they just worked harder
- Accidental mastery is a myth, “work harder” is real
- “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”- Albert Einstein
- We are too hard on ourselves, we give up too easily and we forget that becoming a master has no short cuts.
Here is a another hour towards my next 10,000 hour challenge.
Get to doing!
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