10,000 hours

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I always hear people referring to something called the 10,000 hour rule. Can someone tell me why this rule is important in the road to success?


As far as my knowledge about this subject goes, the 10,000 hour rule was first mentioned in Author Malcolm Gladwell's novel: Outliers.

Essentially, the 10,000 hour rule is stated to express the hours of hard work, effort, and practice an individual of an elite level of profession has put in to get to the level they are at today. 10,000 hours is just a number that the book refers to for the sole reason that all people that have reached an elite level of what they do (better than anyone else perhaps) have practiced their craft for at least 10,000 hours. (According to Outliers) Whether it may be Kobe Bryant practicing at least 10,000 hours to become one of the greats, or bill gates practicing computer programming for 10,000 hours to create Microsoft, along with its office products.

The point is, most successful people that have read Outliers refer to the 10,000 hour rule to express the level of effort needed to reach the top of anything.

if you wish to be extremely good at something you do, obviously the effort is needed and you should strive to put in that many hours of practice to get to that elite level.

Pranav Hari

another way of saying if u put in the work you will be successful