“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee
I have realized two things since I have been studying excellence.
1) the number 10,000 is always coming up
2) sharing will make people understand the concept but not desire towards excellence.
In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, he found that what makes performers in any arena great is about 10,000 hours of practicing. Simple. Right? Excellence isn’t difficult to reach but it is tough to go through. That’s why it’s important for you to know why you want to reach your level of excellence. There will be a time when you have to answer “How bad to you really want it?”
I am beginning to understand why mentors don’t extend themselves to people but wait for the person to seek them out. They want to see that the person really wants it so they don’t waste neither theirs nor the other person’s time.
So, what do you WANT? And of the 10,000 hours, which hour are you on for the skill you need to reach there?
How do you know that you are progressing forward? What methods are you using to make sure you know you are moving in that direction? How do you evaluate if you are doing everything in best way?