“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’ – William Arthur Ward One of the words that has been stripped of its meaning is the word ‘blessing.’ Many of us blithely use the word blessing, such as “I am so blessed.” or “I want to be […]
Archive for January, 2012
Author Oliver Goldsmith said “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.” The singular influence in the life of a person is another person who is worthy of emulation. Who is that role model in your life worthy of such emulation? Have you ever had this role model galvanize you […]
What’s the connection between the following?:
There’s no connection right? I mean Yo-Yo Ma was a natural born genius on the cello. Tiger Woods is a natural born genius with a golf club in his hand. And you? You are just you, right?
Well, most people would think that Yo-Yo Ma displayed his brilliance on the cello because he was born with a natural facility with cello music. Everyone thinks Tiger woods is so good at golf because he was born that way. In the last decade or so, social scientists and researchers have brought compelling evidence on how we view ‘natural born talent.’ This idea behind becoming a world-class expert through a combination of deliberate practice and 10,000 hours is recently covered in books like Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, Geoff Colvin’s Talent is Overrated, and Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code.