Debunking the 10,000-Hour Myth

January 23, 2014

The secret to continued improvement, it turns out, isn’t the amount of time invested but the quality of that time. It sounds simple and obvious enough, and yet so much of both our formal education and the informal ways in which we go about pursuing success in skill-based fields is built around the premise of sheer time investment.

Reminds me of a great book I read last year called Talent is Overrated, in which the same concept of “deliberate practice” was brought up repeatedly. Full of great, applicable advice for anyone trying to get better at anything.