“I fear not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times” – Bruce Lee
I have always been a Bruce Lee fan and a martial arts enthusiast.
However my interest in it has never taken me to a level where I would want to learn martial arts.
At best, my enthusiasm has been to the level of a fan and I am perfectly well with that.
Not everything that seems attractive is worth your time, money and effort.
My other interest has been in YOU!
That’s right, you the human and why you do what you do and how to change what you may want to change easily, quickly and permanently, which happens to be domain of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis is a powerful tool to make lasting changes.
This interest spans over 30 years of learning, 21 years of teaching.
It includes over 33000 hours of teaching, and at least double that time in practicing.
This interest has kept me awake for thousands of nights, has taken me to far off lands and meet and learn from Masters of this Art.
In my early years of my professional career as a sales person I learned few things that have stayed with me over the years one of them was, “If your clients praise your skills as a sales person, you are not good enough because this means your art is visible”
As I studied with many masters I noticed those who are really, really masters are the ones who have literally given their lives to mastering a craft. The reason their art does not show is because there is none … THEY ARE THE ART!
They are relentlessly involved in
– Honing their skills
I also came across some people who had bought titles and had very little skill (if at all). You know, getting a title is easy.
You join a training and you get certified BUT developing a skill takes time and mastering a skill takes life time.
Milton H. Erickson who was considered the greatest hypnotist who lived during the last century has been quoted as saying, “You’ve not mastered any skill until you’ve practiced every bit of it”
One of the themes I find fascinating in many martial arts movies is when there is a master who lives between others (who are basically armatures compared to the master) yet, master does not show his skills until needed and that’s when everyone is shocked or surprised.
Life is not a movie, but I am sure somewhere out here, there are such masters in NLP and hypnosis.
Some times people ask me how to master NLP , hypnosis and/or any other skill. I have no other answer than this LEARN, PRACTICE, LEARN, PRACTICE, LEARN, PRACTICE, LEARN, PRACTICE, LEARN, PRACTICE…
Stop wasting time for a short cut and if you master your craft PRACTICE IT and if at all that is the short cut!