You've Got Big Dreams? The 10,000-Hour Rule

Did you guys ever wonder how much it takes to achieve perfection? Well, apparently it takes...10,000 hours of hard work.

Writer and humanist of our time Malcom Gladwell came up with this concept after studying the life and careers of Bill Gates, The Beatles or Christopher Langan. On 'Outliers: The Story Of Success,' Gladwell breaks down the elements of success and, according to him, it all comes down to practice for a total of 10,000 hours in order to master a particular field. 

The good news is that, we can all achieve high success...We must put some 'hours' on it, though.

Did you guys ever hear about this rule? How do you feel about it? 

'You've got big dreams? You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying...In sweat!'


  1. I didn't hear about this rule but I love that quote! Still great!

  2. I'm a huge fan of Fame !!!

  3. I totally believe in this...there's a reason that saying Practice Makes Perfect is so widely repeated!

  4. 10,000 hours is over a year at 24 hours a day. That's a lot!

  5. nice post! :)
    love your blog dear, i'm your new follower, mind to follow back? thank you :)


  6. 10,000 hours of focus on one subject, or can it be scattered among all the things i like. totally kidding. :) i need to take a look at this book.
    I started a series called Portraits of Power. check it out if you like, it will be about Woman who changed rules by being fearless.

  7. Ha, I doubt if I will ever be successful by that rule if I have to devote 10,000 hours to something all at once, especially since I'm actually quite lazy! All joking aside, I'm pretty sure most people put 10,000 hours into something without thinking about, if you count the spread out hours that you spend doing something.

  8. {Melinda} Yes, I have heard of this! A friend shared it with my a while back. I think I've put in at least 10,000 hours in my writing career. I should have earned my Pulitzer by now! Sigh. :)

  9. Yeah I've heard about it...
    I've read his book last year,
    very interesting.
    Again it just proves what our parents have been
    telling us all along, practice makes perfect.

  10. Blood, sweat and tears if you want something (unless you're really lucky!) but usually always worth it :)

  11. I love Gladwell - this rule makes total sense to me xo

  12. great post!!... Loved Fame... the original movie!! ;)


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