Knowledge Will Save Many Hours of Hard Work!

Some say the magical number is 10,000 hours… Some say it’s even as much as 15,000 hours… What am I talking about? I’m talking about competition. Some experts have said that it takes about 10,000 hours of practice to become one of the best in your own country in your chosen field or sport. Others say that it takes 15,000 hours of practice to become one of the best in the world!

Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll be running a Fortune 500 Company or competing in the Olympics. My chosen path in life is much simpler. I imagine yours is too! However, we will all eventually become something and do something for a living. So, the question now becomes whether we are also going to need the coveted 10,000 to 15,000 hours of practice in order to be really good at what we do. Over time, we’re probably racking up that amount of hours anyway if we truly love what we’re doing, but in the meantime what can we do to speed up our progress?

Work smarter! Remember, doing the same thing every day equals getting the same results every day. However, doing different things usually equal different results. And doing things better will give us better results. We need to work smarter, not always harder… Remember, progress begins slowly with hard work and many hours of concentrated effort, but is then quickly accelerated with smart work. Take time to reflect, think about your thinking, read books, pick peoples’ minds, and you’ll soon find yourself -cruising in overdrive toward a happy successful life.




  1. What success and leadership principles can you identify in this newsletter?
  2. What will you do over the next week to implement one of these success and leadership principles?

dan blanchard award winning author, speaker and teacher

Dan has been busy. He is just about done with the sequel to his teen leadership book, “The Storm: How Young Men Become Good Men” Dan’s soon-to-be released sequel has already received some impressive endorsements from people like Sean Covey and even has the foreward written by NY Times Best-Selling Author Scott Schulte.


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