Out ski touring last weekend, this couplet appeared out of the fog like a word from the guy upstairs.
Then a few days later I read a column by business guru Harvey Mackay, where he says success in any endeavor is frequently the result of more hard work than many people realize. Rule of thumb is you need around 10,000 hours practice to become really good at just about anything.
Mackay leads into his column by mentioning a book, “Outliers: The Story of Success,” which describes how much the Beatles did for their rule. Turns out they played clubs for around 7 years — frequently for 8 hours a night. Thus, the Fab Four ended up performing live at least 1,200 times before their world invasion began in 1964, not including their practice sessions.
Your road. Stay on it.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.