Self Development Idea (17): Working Harder On Yourself than Your Job

Here is a simple idea from Jim Rohn: 
"You should work harder on yourself than on your job. Because... If you work hard on your job, you can make a living. If you work harder on yourself than you do on your job, you can make a FORTUNE."
And, Jim Rohn also said that this is a simple idea and simple to carry out. But, on the other hand, it is simple not to do it... Simple thing accumulated over years is your current result.

The attached diagram is a pictorial illustration of my understanding and experience with the idea over the past ten over years...

"Success is one thing we can't pay for,
we buy it on the installment plan
and make payments everyday."
- Zig Ziglar

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Recently, I'd read a comment by a philosopher in Taiwan, and think that there is valuable insight in it...

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è For any specialized knowledge, 10,000hours is fundamental; After 30,000hours, there is an opportunity for him to form his own wisdom; After 50,000 hours, than one can fully master the subject and create.  In olden day of China, the student must study for 30,000hours as fundamental before he went for state exam – which took ten years.
è As Mozart became famous at the age of 22…  He had practice piano 16 hours a day for 12 years.  So, he got famous after practice 70,000 hours.
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This is tally with the books – Talent is Overrated, and The Talent Code.

I once read in a book in the library that Jesse Livermore, Richard D. Wyckoff, and W.D. Gann had spent around 10 years in their research before they mastered their skill.

Bless You
KH Tang