(Page 2 of 2) Let’s examine some definitions: Talent:  Talents are naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied. (Gallup) ‘Practice’ or Investment:  Time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base (Gallup) 'Perfect’ or Strength:  the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance in a specific activity (Gallup) Using the Strengths formula: Talent X Investment = Strength Let’s say talent is represented numerically: 1 = a person who is NOT talented 1,000 = a person who IS talented To simplify this, let me give an analogy. So in the field of soccer where I will compare Cristiano Rinaldo and myself. Both of us have the opportunity and free time to practice soccer for 10,000 hours. Using the strengths formula above: Jason Ho: 1 x 10,000 hours = 10,000 result Cristiano Rinaldo: 1,000 x 10,000 hours = 10,000,000 result For me to reach Rinaldo’s standard, I would have to spend an additional 9,990,000 or 9.9 million hours of practice in the field. Assuming that I practice for 10 hours a day (8am to 6pm with no lunch nor toilet breaks and no football club supporting my income) I would need 999,900 days or 2,736 years to reach his level of 'Perfect’ (success) results. By understanding the different results, there should be a consideration of talent involved - how we naturally think, feel and behave. This way, we can be more targeted toward achieving the level of excellence and success in a more effective and efficient manner. Where Rinaldo should continue leveraging on his talent and practice practice practice. While I find an area where I have a 1,000 units of talent and start practicing. I’ll have a lot more success in the latter and not to mention a more fulfilling journey. In the end, I feel the quote should look more like this: “Practice using Strengths, makes Perfect” (Page 2 of 2) #StrengthsFinder #StrengthsQuest #StrengthsSchool #StrengthsPhilosophy #SelfImprovement #PracticeMakesPerfect #PersonalGrowth #Singapore #Asia Find out what comes naturally for you by taking the online StrengthsFinder assessment.

(Page 2 of 2) Let’s examine some definitions: Talent:  Talents are naturally recurring patterns of thought, feeling, or behavior that can be productively applied. (Gallup) ‘Practice’ or Investment:  Time spent practicing, developing your skills, and building your knowledge base (Gallup) 'Perfect’ or Strength:  the ability to consistently provide near-perfect performance in a specific activity (Gallup) Using the Strengths formula: Talent X Investment = Strength Let’s say talent is represented numerically: 1 = a person who is NOT talented 1,000 = a person who IS talented To simplify this, let me give an analogy. So in the field of soccer where I will compare Cristiano Rinaldo and myself. Both of us have the opportunity and free time to practice soccer for 10,000 hours. Using the strengths formula above: Jason Ho: 1 x 10,000 hours = 10,000 result Cristiano Rinaldo: 1,000 x 10,000 hours = 10,000,000 result For me to reach Rinaldo’s standard, I would have to spend an additional 9,990,000 or 9.9 million hours of practice in the field. Assuming that I practice for 10 hours a day (8am to 6pm with no lunch nor toilet breaks and no football club supporting my income) I would need 999,900 days or 2,736 years to reach his level of 'Perfect’ (success) results. By understanding the different results, there should be a consideration of talent involved - how we naturally think, feel and behave. This way, we can be more targeted toward achieving the level of excellence and success in a more effective and efficient manner. Where Rinaldo should continue leveraging on his talent and practice practice practice. While I find an area where I have a 1,000 units of talent and start practicing. I’ll have a lot more success in the latter and not to mention a more fulfilling journey. In the end, I feel the quote should look more like this: “Practice using Strengths, makes Perfect” (Page 2 of 2) #StrengthsFinder #StrengthsQuest #StrengthsSchool #StrengthsPhilosophy #SelfImprovement #PracticeMakesPerfect #PersonalGrowth #Singapore #Asia Find out what comes naturally for you by taking the online StrengthsFinder assessment.