10,000 Hour Rule

I checked out Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell from the library this weekend and started reading it last night when I couldn’t sleep.  Today, during my lunch break, I read chapter 2 and learned about the 10,000 hour rule.  Wikipedia summarizes the rule pretty well:

“Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the ‘10,000-Hour Rule’, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.”

Gladwell says 10,000 hours of practice takes approximately 10 years to complete.  It got me thinking about the kind of things I’d want to be a master at in 10 years.  One thing that came to mind was, of course, law.  The thought of being a master of the law made me think of the movie Law Abiding Citizen, where main character did become a master of the law to use the law for his elaborate revenge.  And whatdoyaknow, it took him 10 years.  I wonder if the writers knew about this rule or if it was just a happy coincidence.

Anyway, here are some of the things I thought about being a master at in no particular order:

– law (estate planning)

– personal finance (comprehensive)

– the bible

– event planning

– writing (blogs & articles)

– shopping (finding the best deals)

– public speaking/hosting

– reading/writing Chinese

– American & European history

– crafting

– organizing

What would you like to be a master at in 10 years?

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