You’ve probably heard the theory that it takes ten thousand hours for skill mastery.
It’s been a huge part of the self-development community since Malcolm Gladwell released his book Outliers.
If you’re anything like me you’ve already run the math to determine how many hours a day for how many years you’ll have to spend in order to master the violin, yoga, martial arts and everything else from writing to cooking.
In some ways, this has been empowering. I feel like I can pick up any task, give it twenty years and master it. In other ways, it’s been overwhelming. I mean that’s a lot of practice.
But there’s good news. Malcolm was wrong.