There Is No Shortcut

There Is No Shortcut

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Consistency (or the Michael Jordan post)

Do you know the difference between a star and a superstar? The difference is quite remarkable in sports. A star will offer solid performance most of the time. The superstar offers the greatest performance all the time. Rain or shine, sick or not, the superstar will deliver everything he has, to get to the point he needs to reach. I think the best example is Michael Jordan in the “flu game”.

How did MJ pull it off?

He was consistent. MJ practiced and trained everyday. So much that he even started a breakfast club (click and learn). He had people around him providing energy so that they could beat the odds. This is leadership. No shortcuts and no hacks. He simply applied deliberate practice to improve himself and strengthen his skills everyday.

2 famous 10Ker's if I may.

I do not think that the Flu game would have been possible without MJ’s strong work ethic. Being a very famous 10Ker, MJ proves that talent combined with consistent hard work delivers result.

Same applies to art. Andrew Jones drew his portrait for 1,000 days. Imagine. Drawing the same face everyday for about 2 ¾ years. This is not including his actual work and his personal life. Now, the reach of his art touches millions through his website ( He also gathered many great artists to join him, including one of my personal favourite, Marko Djurdjevic.

1000 portraits. 1000 days.

What about you? What about your 10K? Is it everyday or whenever you find time? I do not think I need to answer and I think you know what to do.

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