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Friday, March 22, 2013

Work

I have been reading a book by Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success .  One of the purposes of the book is to debunk the myth that successful people get there only on talent.  Gladwell shows through the research he quotes that in reality those who have reached the pinnacle of success, being the best at something, have worked harder than everyone else.  True there are other factors that lead to that work.  But bottom line, work it is.
What does it take for our kids to master something?  What should we encourage them to master?
Gladwll, in chapter 2, reminds us of the 10,000 hour rule.  In order to master a skill to become professional in something, it takes 10,000 hours of practice.  The question becomes in what are you going to invest 10,000 hours?  In what are you going to encourage your children to invest 10,000 hours?

May I suggest that 2 Timothy 2:15 might be something to consider.

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