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04.13.11

the strangest and most inspiring story…

Filed under: books,leadership,life — 8:09 pm

future golf pro?

I just had to share this.

On his 30th birthday (in 2009), Dan McLaughlin quit his job as a photographer to become a professional golfer.  But here’s the thing:  Dan didn’t play or really even like golf. However, inspired by the 10,000-hour theory from Malcolm Gladwell’s brilliant book Outliers, he decided to test this theory (that anyone can become great at something by putting in 10,000 hours) and create “The Dan Plan.”  Dan will practice golf six hours a day, six days a week, for six years…and then attempt to join the PGA tour.  Seriously.  Read the story here.

Dan is either a genius or certifiably insane.
But either way, I must admit, his commitment is both inspiring and challenging.

Just imagine what your life could be 10,000 hours of disciplined work from now….

1 Comment »

  1. Shalom Aaron,

    Here’s Seth Godin’s POV about 10,00o hours,

    http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2008/12/10000-hours.html

    Be well,

    Wholeness,
    Jordan

    Comment by Jordan Goodman — April 13, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

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