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DOES PRACTICE MAKE PERFECT?

I enjoy reading books that help me think about the world in different ways. One of my favorite authors is Malcolm Gladwell. His books are both entertaining and enlightening. He discusses, in What the Dog Saw, how “hair color” helped shape the woman’s movement of the 1960’s. In another book, David and Goliath, Malcolm addresses how it was “David (from the Bible) and not Goliath,” who had the advantage from the onset in their epic battle. But one of my favorite chapters comes from the book entitled, Outliers. In the chapter called, the 10,000-Hour Rule, Malcolm shares his views on the means to success. It’s an interesting and thought-provoking narrative. He uses the example of two very

6 PRINCIPLES OF SUCCESS

In life, there is no substitute for experience. We learn, from trial and error, what works and what doesn’t work in almost any endeavor. After years of (hopefully) learning from our mistakes, we can look back and see those qualities that enabled us to gain a certain level of success. Regardless of our profession, it is wise to ask those who have been “around the block” what they believe are those qualities and/or principles that enable them to succeed. Remember that success is a state of mind. One person’s success is another person’s failure. In today’s society, success often means an abundance of material things, power, and prestige. But these are only temporary as we certainly can’t t

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