Practise Until You’re a Pro Golfer

Only the best of the best make it to the top and become golf pros. Have you ever wondered what it takes to get to the top? Can someone just practise a lot and become good enough to compete with the pro golfers or do you need some special innate ability? What is it that allows some people to be so much better than the others?

There is a theory says that anyone with a certain minimum level of skill or intelligence can become an expert by putting in 10,000 hours of ‘deliberate practice’. This means that if you would be willing to spend roughly 10,000 hours of your time and effort you could become a professional golfer. This amounts to almost 5 years if you spend 40 hours every single week. You probably spend 40 hours every week at your current job but imagine having to concentrate and focus during the whole time you’re there.

It’s not enough to just show up, you need to be constantly trying to improve and understand things better. You must be willing to re-learn everything until you get the best result you can get. You might be doing an ok job, but if you want to be the best you might need to forget everything and start over from the beginning. How many of you would be willing to do that?

Well it looks like Dan is. Dan is 30 years old and he’s decided to be be guinea pig and test out the 10,000 hour hypothesis with golf. He’s got a whole team to help him out. He’s working on his golf game with a professional golf instructor, he’s doing strength training and he’s also working with a nutritionist. The great thing about this story is that his progress is being documented for every one to see.

Head over to his website at The Dan Plan to see if he’ll ever make it to the big leagues. We probably won’t know for a few years if 10,000 hours of deliberate practice will help him achieve his goal but would you be willing to train this hard to get to the top?

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