Everyone has heard the phrase, “practice makes perfect”, but how true is it? Well, according to the 10,000 hour rule it’s pretty spot on. However, to become “perfect” you must practice for 10,000 hours or 10 years. That’s a lot of time, but in order to reach perfection, it could be worth it.
Malcolm Gladwell wrote the book on this rule, called Outliers. The main idea is that you don’t have to be born with a certain talent, and that with the right amount of practice you really can be anything you want to be.
However, just like most rules, there is a way to cheat it. By building expert habits, surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, not wasting time on small stuff, and deliberately practicing you can cheat the 10,000 hour rule.
Check out this infographic presented by Zintro to learn more about the 10,000 hour rule and how you can cheat it.