WHAT IS THE THOUSAND HOUR RULE?
The 10,000 Hour Rule — closely associated with pop psych writer Malcolm Gladwell — may not be much of a rule at all. The principle holds that 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” are needed to become world-class in any field.
His examples included:
- Bill Gates, who was able to start coding as a teen since he attended a progressive Seattle high school
- the Beatles, who played eight-hour gigs in German clubs long before they invaded America
Those opportunities to practice early and often — along with precocious talent — allowed them to respectively invent software and modern rock and roll.
Create a plan of action towards working towards your job of mastery.