I just heard a great quote about the key to success. I decided to write a post about it (before I forget, 'cause that happens sometimes) because I hope EVERYONE gets an opportunity to hear it. Today I was flipping through the channels looking for something to veg in front of for a few minutes. (yeah, yeah I know I have a chore list to get around to) I stopped on the image of John Leguizamo on HBO's The Latino List. He was talking about his hit movies and work on Broadway. He said something funny about getting a LOT of fan mail from prisons for his work on the movie To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. He was talking about making a name for himself in Hollywood. He was talking about how agents and others told him to down play his ethnicity. He was encouraged to tell agents and producers he was Italian and to change his name and stay out of the sun. He, of course, didn't do this. He was proud of his Colombian heritage. I wasn't listening to everything he said, but this one thing caught my attention. He was talking about his children and the advice he was giving them regarding how to be successful in whatever they chose to do in their lives. I wish I could replay exactly what he said, but this is the nearest I can recall. He said, to his kids;
"If you spend 10,000 hours at anything, you can be successful at it."
This is such good advice. I think every person should hear it and believe it. Success is not instant. Success is not being lucky. Success comes from hard work and lots of it.