Saturday, 6 February 2016

Mastery of our Trade by Matthew Parker Indiana

The things that we work with everyday are faster, leaner, softer, lighter and on and on. The idea of having to patiently wait for a process or maturation are nearly gone. Impatience might have as well become a virtue.

In this day and age of fast foods, microwave and convenience stores, it is much harder for us to be willing to take the time and pay the price of success. The temptations to cut the process short are all around us. While many of the conveniences that we have are actually time and lifesaving, there comes a time when we have to pay the price.

You most likely have heard of the 10,000 hours rule. For all of our love of ease and convenience there are things we wouldn’t want to compromise on; no one wants a surgeon who has never operated. We would bolt at the sight of a pilot who hasn’t taken the time to master his craft.

We all have a thing or two for which we have to put in the time, sacrifice and resource to be able to come out at the top. Whether it is learning an instrument, training for a sport, learning a particular trade or building lifelong friendships the 10,000 rule applies to all of us.

According to Matthew Parker Indiana motivational speaker, there are certain habits and reward systems during training that rewire us when we invest the time in mastering our trade. It is this reinforcement of the reward system that keeps most of us motivated to continue becoming better at our trade.