Jack of all trades; master of none??


In life, your chosen profession,  where do you rank among the experts?   This is a probing question.  In my field of study, I am an iridologist, naturopath, teacher, mentor.   How do I become an expert?  How do I achieve world-class mastery?

Neurologist Daniel Levintin notes:  The emerging picture from such studies is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert–in anything.   In study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, and what have you, this number comes up again and again…  No one has yet found a case in which true world-class expertise was accomplished in less time.  It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to know to achieve true mastery.  (The Circle Maker, pg 86)

I whipped out my trusty calculator and crunched the numbers.   If you use a forty-hour week as the basic unit, then it would take 4.8 years of uninterrupted study and practice to achieve ten thousand hours.  It is only after ten thousand hours that one can consider himself an expert.   How do we get there?   One way is continuing education.   Another way is daily discipline.   Still another way is interning with someone who has logged in those ten thousand hours…   Any combination of the above will propel us into mastery.

 

Until next time,

 

Dr. Polly

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About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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One Response to Jack of all trades; master of none??

  1. bham.net says:

    I could not resist commenting. Exceptionally
    well written!

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