The More you Sweat in Peace, The Less you Bleed in War

While Growing up,  I used to rely a lot on Famous Quotes to bring my spirit up and keep me motivated to dream big while there were lots of reasons for not to.

One of these quotes was an ancient Chinese Proverb that goes like this

The More you Sweat in Peace, The Less you Bleed in War

This week’s tip would mean different things to different people, but there’s a common truth that I heard about famous musicians which distinguishes  between how amateurs and professionals approach practicing; Amateurs Practice Until They Get It Right; Professionals Practice Until They Can’t Get It Wrong. And in his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (who interviewed famous figures like Bill Gates on the topic) repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.

Bill Gates

So if you dream to become a Future leader, you need to start practicing leadership skills and qualities while you’re still an amateur… at some points in time, some people will laugh at you, even your close friends will find you weird. But at a certain point, you’ll get your shot and guess what? you’ve practiced all your life for it and you’ll be more than ready!

Amateurs Practice Until They Get It Right; Professionals Practice Until They Can’t Get It Wrong

So our tip for the week is simple, start practicing when it doesn’t matter… So you get it Right when it Does.

Enjoy your Week 🙂 !

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Image courtesy of JJ Harrison /  Canberra Capitals vs Logan Thunder, Australian Institute of Sport Training Hall, Canberra, Australia

Samer Chidiac

Samer Chidiac is a Sr. Strategist, Author & an International Innovation Expert.

The Monday Tip Weekly blog is part of the “Influencing the Life of Others” project

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