After the recommendation from a very close friend, I decided to pick up the book and give it a chance. I gained some things from this reading I’ll never forget….
10,000 hours the magic number for true expertise! According to Malcolm Gladwell in the book Outliers, “It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.”
When you first hear the number it seems like a lot, but maybe doesn’t really phase you. Then you begin to mathematically break it down based on the amount of time daily that would be spent in your area. You realize how many hours, nights, days and years it truly is.
We sometimes believe that people are just born with a talent or they were given a gift which ultimately led to their success. I do believe you must have some talent or skill in order to begin down a certain path.
Although this is part of it, I don’t believe it is the full reason people succeed. I believe hard work mixed with skill and a little luck takes you to the next level. How hard you work can influence how quickly you can become an expert in your area.
Some players I’ve met during my career grew up playing street soccer with their friends everyday. Most of them competing with boys at a young age year after year. They had the opportunity to start their 10,000 hour climb at a young age.
If you find something you’re extremely passionate about start putting in your 10,000 hours as soon as possible. Remember everything happens for a reason, but you are in control of how much time you put into the areas you hope to be an expert in.
“The purpose of life, is living a life of purpose” I am very passionate about my sport and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to do what I love. I enjoy inspiring others through my experiences to shoot for the stars, in whatever their passions in life may be. Whether you want to be a sports player, writer, manager, or a bank teller give it your best and follow your heart. You will find happiness in anything you do!
Inac Kobe Nadeshiko League 2013,
Inac Kobe Nadeshiko League Cup Champions 2013
Inac Kobe Nadeshiko League 2012
Inac Kobe Nadeshiko League Champions 2012
Mobcast Cup Finalists (Lyon vs Inac) 2012
34th Empress Cup Champions 2012
Western New York Flash WPS Regular Title 2011 & Championship Winners 2011
Washington Freedom DC 2010