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I saw this video on The English Muffin Blog and wanted to share it with you all as the  perfect way to wrap up the week. Turn up your volume because the words move so fast–it’s hard to follow along without sound!

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

Much of the premise of this video reminds me of the book The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, which talks about the fact that people really become experts at what they do once they hit the 10,000 hour mark in tooling their craft. What this means is that after 10,000 hours of graphic design, 10,0000 hours of writing, 10,000 hours of sewing, event planning, DIY’ing, teaching, playing sports (or whatever your fancy), you can pretty much expect to see greatness, but you gotta put the time in. So keep moving & don’t give up. Success is just around the corner and if you truly love what you’re doing, you’ll see your 10,000 hours as time to perfect your craft (and not a goal that haunts you at night!).

Enjoy your weekend,


7 Comments on TGIF: KEEP PUSHIN’

  1. nenabeans
    September 16, 2011 at 11:51 am (8 years ago)

    Terrific Post, I feel lucky today!

  2. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle
    September 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm (8 years ago)

    Hmmm….I’m sure I’ve put in my 10,000 hours cooking but I’m still no good at it!

  3. Dayka (Life +Style)
    September 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm (8 years ago)

    @ Karen: Haha! I was trying to think of some jazzy comment, but I can’t–that made me laugh out loud when I read it!

  4. Elisa @ What the Vita
    September 17, 2011 at 2:30 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks for this, this is exactly how I’m feeling with my new writing gig.. this was awesome and uplifting!

  5. Tiffany
    September 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm (8 years ago)

    great vid, thanks for sharing.

  6. Bernadette @ b3hd
    September 21, 2011 at 2:27 am (8 years ago)

    You can’t even begin to know just how timely and purposeful reading this post was for me tonight. Tired. But pushing on. Thanks for the eye candy and the mind candy.



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