You’ve heard it. We’ve all heard it.

Countless business books and life books have touted the “10,000 hours to mastery” rule. I think Malcolm Gladwell started it all — or maybe it was a study that he popularized.

The thesis is this: talent isn’t innate. Talent can be created. All you need to do is to practice, practice, practice. In fact, he even went as far as calculating the minimum amount of time you need to practice to get to “mastery,” and that amount of time is 10,000 hours. The justification: look at all of these amazing, talented individuals and…

Chris Kalaboukis

the optimistic futurist™

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