The “10,000 Hour Rule” is adapted from a classic 1993 publication from Anders Ericsson and is widely quoted that the number of hours one must deliberately practice in order to become an expert performer
Take our footy stars as an example
From picking up a footy at the age of 5
Training twice a week and playing on the weekends
Then there is high school footy.
Then there’s rep honours
Then they decide to train outside the team trainings
By the time they make it to the NRL or Super Rugby, they’ve no doubt clocked more than 10,000 hours
No other career requires more mental and physical stamina than being a professional athlete
The social media following they have acquired?
The huge salaries they’re on?
Don’t lose sight of what it’s taken you to get to where you are
That’s why you’re in the 2% category.
The life of a professional athlete has an expiry date
The life of a professional athlete that builds their personal brand?
There’s no end date on that