How To Be Totally Awesome At Something

Ian Paul Marshall —  January 6, 2010 — 3 Comments

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“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” – Albert Einstein

Is there something that you really love to do? I mean something that when you do it time just stands still? A talent or skill that you have, that you love, and that the neighbors envy a little bit?

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Heck I think I could be really good at this?”

I think we’ve all had that thought at least once in our lives.

But for whatever reason we never really did anything about it?

Well there’s hope my friends…

2 Hours A Day To Become Picaso

There’s a theory that gets bounced around in business and self-help books. It’s the; “10,000 Hours To Become A Master At Something Theory”

At first blush everyone’s usual response is, “Whoa, that’s a lot of time.”

Well yes and no.

Let’s chunk it down a little: Say you devoted 2 hours a day to becoming totally awesome at something. I mean like Wayne Gretzky or Pablo Picaso kind of awesome. How many years do you think it’d take you to get that gold star?

Just a little over 13 years to become amazingly awesome at something.

So if you woke up an hour early and watched 1 hour less of TV a day you could be one of the best in the world at something.

It really helps if you like that something. It’ll give you that “stick with it” power.

But just imagine if you took something that you loved, something that you were naturally gifted at, and you worked on it for just two hours a day.

Within the blink of an eye…BLAMMO! You’re the most stupendous cheese sculptor in the world.

Here’s 6 Simple Ways To Be Totally Awesome At Something

1) Start it
2) Do it
3) Do it more
4) Get feedback from people who know more than you
5) Do it even more
6) Continually look for ways to improve

The best part about this is that if you’re doing something that you love the 10,000 hours will just fly by.

So what do you want to become awesome at?

Ian

Inspiring You To Greatness

Photo Credit: Randy Alcasid

3 responses to How To Be Totally Awesome At Something

  1. Thank you, dear Friend !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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