Practice every day for one year
I found a fantastic video filmed over the course of an entire year by Ben Larcombe who started playing table tennis in January and became ranked among the top 250 players in England by December. Here's the video.
Expert in a year
This concept of starting a skill, hobby, or activity and then devoting time to it every day for an entire year is very intriguing. Ben's site, www.ExpertInAYear.com, is a great place to go for inspiration. This has me thinking of future projects I'd like to do similar to my "Guy Trains for Ironman in 6 Months" project.