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Consistent Efforts!

Aug 17, 2007
I used to have a bad habit. It is known as the '5 minutes desire'. What is the '5 minutes desire'? Well, it just an analogy to mean that I was only excited about a new thing for a very short while. Like a child with a very short attention time span, I will loss interest in whatever I love to do after 5 minutes despite the fact that I was very crazy about it before that.

For example, if I were excited about a new computer game, then I would buy and play the computer game continuously. But after a short period of a few days, I would loss interest in that game. Then another new game caught my attention and the whole cycle would repeat again.

This '5 minutes desire' is not just applicable to computer game. It can be applied to anything.

For example, if I were passionate about photography, I would spend lot of money buying expensive SLR digital camera and lens. After playing with it for a while, I would loss interest.

The '5 minutes desire' teach me one important thing. If I just invest my effort for a very short intense burst, I will not get any result or progress.

For example, if I want to reach the goal of completing 2.4 km run within 15 min. My objective is to achieve the goal within 3 months of training. If I were to trained everyday for the first 3 days. After that, I trained only once in a while due to lost of interest. At the end of 3 months, I definitely will not make any progress.

However, if I were to train consistently like once a week, I would make progress but at a very slow rate. But if I had committed myself to train once every 2 days, I would definitely make significant progress.

Similarly, if you are serious about photography, you should be consistent in learning and practicing. You can practice once a week or twice a week depending on your schedule. As long as you learn and practice consistently, you will definitely improve.

The frequency will determine the rate of progress. If you learn and practice more consistently, you will progress faster. If you learn and practice less frequently, you will simply progress slower. If you are inconsistent in your learning and practicing, then do not expect progress.

In short, the simple idea that I will like to share with you is:
Consistent Efforts will ensure progress!
About the Author
Max Ng shares about his struggling for success at http://www.yourgreatestgift.com .
He learns from success people via online video seminars at
http://www.secrets4me.com.
His photography tips can be found at http://www.addictivephoto.com.
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