Monday, March 3, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Recently, I was reading Outliers - the story of success, by Malcolm Gladwell. As I read through the first two chapters, I hadn't yet completed the 10,000 hours rule yet, I discovered that there was a strange occurrence, again and again, in each story he recited.
No outlier was a pro from the very beginning. In fact, they didn't even know what they were doing until they found it, fascinating. Fascination - the beginning of passion. And when you are fascinated by an opportunity that doesn't look like one at the first sight, but you simply enjoy the idea of it, and you start spending time with it.
And maybe, spend enough time to achieve appreciable results that keep you motivated to work more and spend enough time to master that chore, and become so good that eventually you look like a natural, as if you were a pro from the very first day, as if you had no drawbacks or past at all!
Of course, you can’t decide how lucky you will be. You might be fortunate or unfortunate to get the opportunities most outliers get, but what you have to care about is working your head out because you love doing it, because you never know what your are building upon is an opportunity.
There’s uncertainty and risk, but there also is something so enjoyable that you’re ready to stop carry on with your routine. So, here’s what you do - You move in the direction of what fascinates you, and never look back.