We are all striving to be better at something…better at our jobs…better at being a parent…better at a sport…better in our faith. So how do you become the “best” at something? I’m not talking about the best in the world. I’m talking about how can you be the best you can be? What do you have to do to be your best?



According to recent studies, the difference between the experts and everybody else, is, you guessed it – practice. You’re not just practicing every now and then, or just on the weekends – you’re practicing often and for hours. The estimated time you should practice to become an expert is approximately 10,000 hours of practice over ten years. I’ve already done the math: That’s 2.7 hours per day…every day…for ten years.

Therefore, to be the best at something, you have to work at it every day. You learn from experience what works and what doesn’t. You learn how to do something better, more effectively and more efficiently by doing it over and over.

When hiring a physician, attorney or accountant, I want someone that has spent his entire career practicing the best way to do his job. He’s truly the expert and is not practicing on me – he is already the best he can be in this field. With this being said, that’s why you should consider hiring First Community Development, a team of professional fundraisers. You can rely on our fundraisers for the future financial stability of your non-profit organization because we practice every day, becoming the best at what we do.