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If you want to be like Messi take this in count..

Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 17:57
by Miilleniium
A couple of days ago I read that it takes 10.000 hours of practice to become a genius at something, a real expert. This is 21 hours a week for 10 years or 3 hours a day for a non-stoppable 10 years of practice. I think I have like 500 hours lol so i´ll just keep training more than usual. :lol:

Read it here
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... emic.html¨

If you want more information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outliers_(book)

I´m sure Maradona and Pele had those hours or even more.

If you think about it it´s a LOT of time, a year only has 8760 hours

Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 18:23
by panchester07
its a lot of time... but when you're doing what you love time flies, all the pro's adore the game and live for it.. in their live's 10,000 hours is nothing, and if they could they would spend more time playing .. you know? when something is a responsability for you.. like "wow i gotta practice, i gotta train" and you requiere some will power to get yourself outthere and practice, then you probably wont reach those 10,000 hours because you rather do something else everynow and then.. But if you really want it and love it, those hours will be pleasant and you will love every second of it, you will go hard, and you will be enjoying the journey... you will look foward to it and do it with all your energy....

theres a quote that says "love X and it will love you back" .. if you love school you'll love doing schoolwork, pay attention, etc, etc, and it will love you back cause you'll get the grades and all that sh*t...

basically exellent post on getting your 10,000 hours, its true, i agree, but if you're forcing yourself through those hours and need to push yourself and get distracted often its gonna be much harder to get them, vs if you love and adore what you're doing time is gonna fly and you'll get good, great, excellent and world class much quicker if you simply love it..with anything you do.. i don't struggle to train, because i love football and i love getting better and i love playing it so baddd.... but other things i need to start liking and loving more hehe :D

my 2 cents.

Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 21:01
by Miilleniium
panchester07 wrote:its a lot of time... but when you're doing what you love time flies, all the pro's adore the game and live for it.. in their live's 10,000 hours is nothing, and if they could they would spend more time playing .. you know? when something is a responsability for you.. like "wow i gotta practice, i gotta train" and you requiere some will power to get yourself outthere and practice, then you probably wont reach those 10,000 hours because you rather do something else everynow and then.. But if you really want it and love it, those hours will be pleasant and you will love every second of it, you will go hard, and you will be enjoying the journey... you will look foward to it and do it with all your energy....

theres a quote that says "love X and it will love you back" .. if you love school you'll love doing schoolwork, pay attention, etc, etc, and it will love you back cause you'll get the grades and all that sh*t...

basically exellent post on getting your 10,000 hours, its true, i agree, but if you're forcing yourself through those hours and need to push yourself and get distracted often its gonna be much harder to get them, vs if you love and adore what you're doing time is gonna fly and you'll get good, great, excellent and world class much quicker if you simply love it..with anything you do.. i don't struggle to train, because i love football and i love getting better and i love playing it so baddd.... but other things i need to start liking and loving more hehe :D

my 2 cents.
Yeah you are right when you say that time flies when you are doing what you like but I don't think a lot of pros out there has 10.000 hours accumulated :roll: you know that information changed the way I look at soccer since I read it (2 days ago) and I now know why Messi or Cristiano or Neymar are better than all the other regular profesionals

Posted: 10 Aug 2011, 21:05
by nick117
theres a lot more than simple practice time as to why ronaldo and messi are at the top. also don't compare neymar just yet.

amazing article all the same