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the10000hourrule:

A few years ago, shortly after reading “Outliers” and hearing about the 10000 hour rule, I started taking art a bit more seriously. I kept track of the hours that I worked just because I thought it might be interesting, and it was a good way of staying motivated. Plus there was the bonus of one day (maybe) seeing what 10,000 hours of work looked like.
Recently there have been a few articles floating around online about a study suggesting that practice is a small part of the puzzle, and that other factors are more important. 
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/10-000-hours-of-practice-dont-waste-your-time
http://www.businessinsider.com/new-study-destroys-malcolm-gladwells-10000-rule-2014-7
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/10000-hour-rule-not-real-180952410/?no-ist
That makes sense. To me the “10000 hour rule” always seemed more like a rule of thumb anyway. It would be ridiculous to think that you get to a certain number and qualify as “good”. But it’s a nice round number, and it makes a nice long term goal.
I don’t have a strong opinion about the theory one way or the other, but I just passed 5000 hours. Halfway there :)

the10000hourrule:

A few years ago, shortly after reading “Outliers” and hearing about the 10000 hour rule, I started taking art a bit more seriously. I kept track of the hours that I worked just because I thought it might be interesting, and it was a good way of staying motivated. Plus there was the bonus of one day (maybe) seeing what 10,000 hours of work looked like.

Recently there have been a few articles floating around online about a study suggesting that practice is a small part of the puzzle, and that other factors are more important. 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-17/10-000-hours-of-practice-dont-waste-your-time

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-study-destroys-malcolm-gladwells-10000-rule-2014-7

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/10000-hour-rule-not-real-180952410/?no-ist

That makes sense. To me the “10000 hour rule” always seemed more like a rule of thumb anyway. It would be ridiculous to think that you get to a certain number and qualify as “good”. But it’s a nice round number, and it makes a nice long term goal.

I don’t have a strong opinion about the theory one way or the other, but I just passed 5000 hours. Halfway there :)