Saturday, November 15, 2008

MESSAGE #589 -- 10,000

If there’s magic, and there is,
you’ll find it in the number 10,000.

My favorite author?
No doubt about it:
He teaches me stuff.
Important stuff.

On Tuesday (November 18, 2008),
his newest book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,”

His previous books --“The Tipping Point” and “Blink” --
were fabulous.

Here’s part of an interview that Reader’s Digest
recently conducted with MG . . .

RD: How does a kid become the next
Bill Gates or Tiger Woods?
MG: Both of these men had parents who allowed
their children to focus almost exclusively on what
brought them joy and what they were good at.
And both of them were able, as children, to invest
an extraordinary amount of time in pursuing that
particular passion. Again, not just a little time.
The magic number for them, for Mozart,
and for so many outliers, as I call them,
appears to be 10,000 hours.

RG: 10,000 HOURS. That’s 20 hours-a-week for ten years.
You can start now!