Effort and Time

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Over Thanksgiving, I read (actually listened to the audio book) of outliersMalcolm Gladwell’s Outliers” The Story of Success.  in it, he put forth the theory that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become “great” at something.

While we have shown this video before on the blog, think of the hours of effort put into both the performance of music and presentation here.  Add Gladwell’s insistence on time to Zander’s call on “one-buttock playing,” and here is a little gift of encouragement to you in your ministry. 

Put the time and the effort into all you do next year, as we all continue the Year of Faith, and you can freely do the Work of an Evangelist! Be someone who empowers the shiny-eyed among us.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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