Today’s Tip of the Week comes from Olympic alpine skier, AJ Kitt.  AJ was a 4 time Olympian, won numerous medals on the world cup circuit, and a bronze medal at the World Championships.

AJ Kitt

The best in each sport are usually the hardest workers. 10,000 hours to mastery is true.  The more you practice, the better you are.

The amazing thing about AJ is he feels like he didn’t hit his 10,000 hours until AFTER his competitive days were over.  To be as successful as he was, AJ was obviously incredibly talented, but he also has regrets.  He simply didn’t practice as hard as the great ones who took the extra runs that AJ didn’t.

10,000 hours is a long time.  We need balance in our lives, but shouldn’t we also be striving for mastery in all our important endeavors?  I want to master husbandry, fatherhood, writing, sports broadcasting, and I want to know the bible inside and out.  What do you want to master?  Basketball?  Accounting?  Being a better friend?  Well, here’s the formula: Practice, practice, practice!

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