There’s only one difference between the average student and the kid who spends longer than anyone else up on stage at Prize Giving.
One hour a day.
The difference between getting straight A’s and getting B’s and C’s – one hour a day.
The difference between excelling at a sport (getting to a level where your child gets a huge amount of enjoyment and satisfaction out of it) and never improving enough to become outstanding – one hour a day.
The difference between your child getting a scholarship that pays for all of their university fees and just missing out meaning they’ll end up with a $80,000+ student loan – one hour a day.
The difference between outstanding and average – one hour a day.
On a daily basis, one hour is nothing. Thousands of hours every day are squandered by children engaged in what can only be described as pointless activities.
Time-wasting tools such as computer games, texting, TV, and the latest and most time-consuming activity – Facebook.
Answer me this – does your child have one hour spare each day (Monday-Friday) that could be dedicated to one particular activity?
Actually no – better question – is it possible for their schedule to be rearranged so that one hour of each school day is dedicated to one particular activity?
No? It’s not possible? Ok – what does your child do in the morning before school?
Every morning from 7-8am I did an hour’s music practice from the age of 7 – 18. Just an hour a day got me to grade 8 piano.
What do they do before dinner? Watch TV? Muck around?
Surely you agree it’s worthwhile for your child to turn off the technology for just one hour a day to pursue an actually fulfilling, satisfying and gratifying long-term achievement?
An hour a day. That’s all it is. The difference between outstanding and average.
We know they’re busy. Everyone’s busy. We’re all trying to do a million things at once and still remain sane, but really – an hour a day isn’t a lot to ask.
Start as early as you can – the younger your child starts the quicker this new routine will become habit.
In the long run, there will be no end to the amount they’ll thank you.