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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Practice Makes You ...Excellent

Achieving lasting excellence is not a singular event - it is a long-term process:

Reporter: Mr. Casals, you're 95 and the greatest cellist that ever lived. Why do you still practice six hours a day?

Pablo Casals: Because I think I'm making progress.

Most people who are perceived as being talented started with very little talent. And a lot more perseverance. They practiced while the competition slept. And that has made all the difference for them.

"But Practice is Boring!"

BOTTOMLINE: Yes, practice can be very boring. It takes a lot of determination to practice everyday. Whether it is in music, sports or business - find a coach who will improve your accountability. The combination of talent and practice - will help you make progress.

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