How To Hit The Bull’s Eye Every Time?
January 31, 2014 7 Comments
The myth of 10,000 hours needed to become an ace at anything is busted. Read on to find out how.
One morning a Duke was riding inside the woods together with his men-at-arms and servants when he caught the sight of the usual target of concentric circles painted on a tree trunk and smack inside the center of each was a bolt.
Some distance away, he came up on another tree that too had the target and the arrow in bull’s eye.
He found more trees of similar kind.
“Who is this amazingly skilled bowman?” wondered the Duke. “Fetch him wherever he is. I have to meet him!”
When his retinue looked around they found a young boyish looking man with a bow and bolts. They produced him before the Duke.
“Lad, fear not. Who is the great bowman that had hit the bull’s eye every time? Do you know him?”
The young man shook his head to say he did know who did it.
“Is it your father?”
He shook his head again this time to say it wasn’t him.
“The teacher from whom you’re perhaps training?”
It wasn’t him either.
The Duke persisted with his query.
Finally the young man mumbled it was him that shot the bolts plumb inside the middle of every last one of targets.
The Duke laughed aloud: “I know – you didn’t essentially stroll up to the targets and sledge the shafts into the middle, did you?”
“No, my master. I shot them from 100 paces. I swear it by all that I hold holy.”
“That is really astounding, you’re the best archer I’ve ever seen. I herewith appoint you as a trainer to my archers.”
The young man thanked the Duke profusely.
“I still have a question to ask of you. How did you get to be so good hitting the bull’s eye every time? Did you spend all day practicing? If you’re so good, your teacher must be a wizard. Take us to him, will you?”
“No, No. It is like this. I stand upright, take a careful aim, hold my breath, see it with one eye and shoot the arrow at the tree.”
“Well, that’s what we all do too.”
“And then draw the target circles around where the bolt went into the tree.”
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