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The Key to Mastery


What skills do you want to master in 2017? Experts say that it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill, but I have a few tips to help you master anything you want faster.
Today I want to share some thoughts on mastery. Let’s say I wanted to take up golf. Experts say that it will take 10,000 hours to master that skill. For the typical person, that adds up to 10 years. Who has the patience for that? I’ll give you a few tips to help you master anything you want faster. The biggest challenge most people face is trying to master too much at one time. Pick out one thing that you want to accomplish this year and focus on that. The mastery process can take you ten years or you can put in twice as much work to cut that down to five years. If you practice the skill four times as much, you will see mastery very quickly. 


Decide what you want to master and put together a plan.

First, decide what you want to master. Then, put a plan together to practice that task often. Then, you will improve, enjoy the process, and see the results quicker. Let’s say that you are in sales. You can work for 10,000 hours or 10 years to get really great at your craft. If you need to learn what to say to the consumer to get better results, you can practice that presentation once a day or you can practice it 20 times a day. If you practice 20 times a day, you will get so much better so much quicker. Make sure that you remove the temptation to take on a lot of tasks at once. Instead, simply take on the one that is most important at that time. Once you’ve mastered that task, you can move on to the next one and build a series of skills that you’ve mastered over time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Now, let’s make 2017 the best year yet!