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FORGET IT !!! You Will NOT Become a GM !

  • #21

    la comida sabe mal!

  • #22

    I got the translation: the food tastes bad.  Not sure what that has to do with the forum topic.

  • #23
    badenwurtca wrote:

    Is anyone else tired of these Endless " I want to be a GM " threads ? NO you will NOT become a GM ( or a IM or NM or even a CM ). For example how many people will ever win a Pro Golf Tournament or an Olympic Medal ( Gold, Silver or Bronze ) ? The answer is that 99.99% of the people on this planet have NO Chance at all in those areas of competition ! 

       ---   FBloggs: Thanks for your posts. In my 1st post I mentioned the endless threads from people ready to claim their GM titles ( ie send in 4 Kelloggs box-tops and $ 2 dollars ). Needless to say most of these guys don't want to hear about the 10,000 hour rule. Of course the 99.99 % number is just a wild guess and also applies to Opera Singers, Baseball Players, Brain Surgeons, Race-car Drivers etc etc.   

  • #24

    What exactly makes you tired of these threads, badenwurtca? Is it the fact that many people don't think about what it takes, what effort goes into becoming a GM, is it their naivitivity?. Same goes for other areas of life. It takes so much effort to master something.

    What I'm curious about though is whether all the GM, IM and FM had the title in mind when they started to train harder. I mean did a GM said when he was small that he wants to become GM or did he just trained, learned and eventually realized that he is really good and could potentially set himself a goal of getting a title. What I'm trying to say is, was becoming GM, IM, FM the originial goal or did this a goal appeared along the way to improvement?

  • #25
    mckn3hd wrote:

    What exactly makes you tired of these threads, badenwurtca? Is it the fact that many people don't think about what it takes, what effort goes into becoming a GM, is it their naivitivity?. Same goes for other areas of life. It takes so much effort to master something.

    What I'm curious about though is whether all the GM, IM and FM had the title in mind when they started to train harder. I mean did a GM said when he was small that he wants to become GM or did he just trained, learned and eventually realized that he is really good and could potentially set himself a goal of getting a title. What I'm trying to say is, was becoming GM, IM, FM the originial goal or did this a goal appeared along the way to improvement?

     

  • #26

    Is there an echo in here?

  • #27

    Thanks for the posts.

  • #28
    mckn3hd wrote:

    What exactly makes you tired of these threads, badenwurtca? Is it the fact that many people don't think about what it takes, what effort goes into becoming a GM, is it their naivitivity?. Same goes for other areas of life. It takes so much effort to master something.

    What I'm curious about though is whether all the GM, IM and FM had the title in mind when they started to train harder. I mean did a GM said when he was small that he wants to become GM or did he just trained, learned and eventually realized that he is really good and could potentially set himself a goal of getting a title. What I'm trying to say is, was becoming GM, IM, FM the originial goal or did this a goal appeared along the way to improvement?

       ---   This fellow lasted all of 2 days, perhaps he left in order to work on getting his GM title   lol. 

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