There’s a story about a virtuoso violinist who was greeted by a female fan after another outstanding performance.

“I would give my life to be able to play like you.” The lady exclaimed.

The violinist grabbed her gently by the arm and whispered into her ear, “Lady, I did.”

According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes about 10,000 hours to become an expert at a particular skill.

Is that a price that you’re willing to pay?

What are you willing to do to turn your talent into an expert skill that could give you a rewarding career and get you out of your dead-end job?

What are you willing to do to become an expert parent who invests time and energy into your kids?

What are you willing to do to get that book idea onto paper and into the hands of those who need it?

What are you willing to do to become a more effective and influential leader who can genuinely make a difference in the lives of others?

What are you willing to do to invest into your faith, ensuring that you spend sufficient time in prayer and reading the scriptures to become a more effective christian?

Excellence has a price. 

To do anything worthwhile, you need to pay that price.

10,000 hours. 

It’s a big chunk of time, but let’s face it, how much time do you waste watching TV or surfing the Internet?

10,000 hours.  It’s 10 hours a week for 20 years. 

There is a cost of excellence and those you admire and respect have already paid it.

Are you willing to pay it?

If all of this sounds scary, don’t think of it as a sacrifice, think of it as an investment that pays a massive dividend at the end. 

Not so scary now is it?

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