10,000 Hours

Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the 10,000-hour rule. 

It's the idea that you have to put in 10,000 hours to become a master at something. 

The common understanding of this rule is rubbish and better still you know it. 

You know that no one masters anything simply by showing up. 

Said another way, it’s not the hours that count, it’s how you spend them. 

There’s a lot to be said for showing up. Most people won’t even take the easiest of steps towards victory. 

The problem comes when you stop at showing up. When you believe being there and going through the motions will get you where you want to go. 

It doesn’t work that way. 

You never achieve goals by accident. 

The only way to reach them is by working a plan. 

A plan intensely focused on the right things. 

Things like sacrifice, hard work, delayed gratification, and discipline. 

Things that while not enjoyable at the time, are laying the foundation for your future victory.