Dream Big: Time to Invest

There are three kinds of people reading this blog: people with no dreams, people with little dreams, and people with BIG dreams.  Here’s the seventh of my 8 success strategies.

Discover what you want.
Release your strengths.
Energize your mind.
Adapt to challenges.
Make a dream team.

Be your best.
Invest 10,000 hours.

What do the Beatles, Bill Gates, and Brent O’Bannon have in common?  You might be surprised.  We know it’s not money or world fame. Nope, it’s the 10,000 hour rule.

In the early 1960s, a study was conducted at Berlin’s elite Academy of Music by psychologist K. Anders Ericsson.  The study divided violinist into three groups: the stars (world class experts), the good, and average. Ericsson asked, “How many hours did you practice playing the violin?” All violinists started at the age of 5 and practiced the same amount. At age 8, big differences emerged and continued.  The result?  The average violinist practiced 4,000 hours, the good violinist 8,000 hours, and the star violinist 10,000 hours.

Neurologist, Daniel Levitin writes and confirms that 10,000 hours of practice is required to achieve world class expertise in anything.

To achieve your BIG dream, you need to invest the magic number of 10,000 hours.  The Beatles and Bill Gates achieved their music and computer dreams by investing 10,000 hours of practice.  Yours truly, Brent O’Bannon invested more than 10,000 hours of practice in tennis to become a State champion and collegiate level player. I’ve also invested more than 27,000 hours in coaching people to become America’s #1 Personal Life Coach.

For more in depth research on this topic, buy Malcom Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success, and achieve your big dreams.

Coaching points:

  1. Have you truly put in the practice to achieve your big dream?
  2. Keep track of your practice until you get 10,000 hours.
  3. Hire Brent for success coaching to achieve your BIG dream.
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