Saturday, 19 May 2012
Hard Work Will Get You Places In Life
When you look at the culture of martial arts you can see what it takes to become a master at something or become really good. To obtain a black belt (Highest level) in a martial art, it typically takes people 5 years to reach that state. Some people will reach it sooner and others will reach it later, but the basis of the principle is that you need to put in 10,000 hours at it to become a master. So it's really up to you how much time and effort you want to put in to become that master. So if it's anything in your life from a sport, to a hobby such as carpentry, the masters of the craft have put in a large amount of time to become really good at what they do. These things don't simply fall into their laps from sitting on the couch, they would have had many ups and downs along the way but they continued on working their butts off everyday to be able to master the skills needed to achieve the highest level. I'm not saying to master everything in your life will take 10,000 hours, some will do it in less time, others will do it in more time, but as long as you use that as a guideline for your thinking and set your expectations off of that, you'll be able to keep focused on the journey.
I really like the quote in the image, and to be honest i took it from a facebook posting, so i don't know who to credit it towards, but the most important part of it is the last part of "Never Give Up". We all go through hard times and feel like giving up. For some this might be daily, but if we can continue to see the light at the end of the road, and have that path to guide us, it'll be all that much easier to make it to the end. Reaching that goal and being rewarded for our sacrifices.