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Is it true that 10,000 hours of practice will make you an expert at something? - Barking up the wrong tree

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Yes and no.

I guess that's why it's called Paying Your Dues.

"But deliberate practice is a specifically defined term. It involves goal setting, quick feedback, and countless drills to improve skills with an eye on mastery. It is not "just showing up" and, plain and simple, it's not fun."

It is a necessary rite of passage, but it's not all good times.

There's a lot of suffering along that path that leads to overnight success.

The ten year rule crosses many domains:

Professor Howard Gardner of Harvard wrote a book-length study (Creating Minds) of seven of the greatest innovators of the early twentieth century: Albert Einstein, T. S. Eliot, Sigmund Freud, Mahatma Gandhi, Martha Graham, Pablo Picasso, and Igor Stravinsky.