Stay On The Climb
"As we strive to better ourselves, we need to stay on the climb."
- James McPartland
Great athletes, business people, politicians, speakers, teachers, and leaders make their performances look natural and easy.
We tend to look up to these people and think they never make mistakes. Truth be told, those who master their craft have overcome setbacks, failure, ridicule, mistakes, and disappointment.
Various research studies conclude that it takes 10,000 hours to become one of the best in our areas of expertise, passion, and purpose. You don’t spend 10,000 hours on something without making a few mistakes along the way.
Will Smith says one must stay with it “until” – and continue pounding on their craft to achieve a level of significance in their pursuits. When the vision is clear, including why we are determined to achieve it, recognize that each setback is actually moving us one step closer to our goal.
So while we may be tempted to give up on the first (or even hundredth) setback, we must continue to persevere to become masters at our crafts.