The 10,000 hour rule is the most spoken of rule in the field of learning.
It's the idea that you must spend at least 10,000 hours on deliberate practice to become world class at your field. First developed by Anders Ericsson, this idea was later popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book "Outliers."
But what if you didn't want to be an expert or world class?
There are a couple of reasons for that:
- Not knowing what you love or want to do
- Wanting to do more than one thing
- Unwillingness to commit to a specific field
It's a large time sink and huge commitment to be world class. Fortunately, there's other research that suggests it takes much less than that to be just reasonably good — in fact, as little as 20 hours.
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Let's see how he does it.