Patience really does matter

Patience really does matter

In the book ‘Outliers’ Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the importance of putting in 10,000 hours to truly become an expert in a specific area. Is the correct number 10,000 or 12,000 or 8,000? I don’t know but I do know, the number is up there.

So many organizations want to start a blog, they make three posts, don’t get a lot of visitors or responses so they give up with the conclusion “that doesn’t work”.

Yesterday I was speaking with a businessperson who had attended a workshop that cost $2,000 per attendee. There were 350 attendees. It doesn’t take a math major to figure out that is a nice payout for a 3 day event. The question that must be asked is, how many years did this person work to get to the point where he could draw those numbers? I did a little research and found his first workshop had 4 attendees (I couldn’t find the price for that workshop but my guess is it was less than what he is now charging). How many people would have done the first workshop, accepted it as a failure and then quit? Or, how many would have canceled just before the first workshop because it wasn’t worth the time?

If you want to do something, whether it’s a blog, a workshop, a new business or anything else, be willing to put in the time and be willing to sacrifice in the beginning to potentially see the benefits later on.

Talent matters. Luck matters. Timing matters. Patience also matters

Have a great day!


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