I recently published an article on Knoji, about this very subject, and I wanted to empower you with direct access to that article, to help you gain ground on those 10,000 hours.
10,000 Hours to Success
It Only Takes 10,000 Hours to become Successful - which is only 3.5 years (give or take) if you go by 8 hour days (it's only 1 year and 52 days if you worked all 24 hours like a crazy person!). It may seem like a long time from the starting point, but when you stop and think about it, what have you been doing with the last 10,000 that has not created the success you want in your life?
In his book Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell wrote, “Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.”
The "10,000-Hour Rule" follows that an individual needs ten thousand hours of consistent-action before he or she becomes an expert in what he/she does. Gladwell noted that it took Bill Joy ten thousand hours of computer programming, before he was able to write the programs that led him to success with Mac OS's and Sun-Microsystems. And it was ten thousand hours of performing in Hamburg, brought very much the same positive results for The Beatles. After playing for an estimated 1,200 times, the Beatles are still one of the best-selling musical groups of all time.
What did you do with your last 10,000 hours? Or the 10,000 before that? What could you have accomplished within the last 3 years, had you realized that short-term kind of commitment could've brought you everything you desire right now?
Thomas Jefferson once said, "Never put off till tomorrow, what you can do today."
Mr. Jefferson was right, though he also illustrated a fine point about a thought process that often throws us off track. The very root of the reason why we, and most people fail to accomplished anything truly meaningful in our lives (yet) – the root of procrastination - is that we are continually thinking about our lives in terms of how many bundles of things we have to do and do TODAY.
We need to clean the house, and bath the dog, and take out the garbage, and pay the bills, and make more money to pay the overdue bills. We need to repaint the kitchen and replace the shower enclosure, call our mothers, oh yeah! Don't forget about building that solar energy collecting green house you've been meaing to build so you can grow your own organic foods!
Being the organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated people that we are, we create this long list of "to-do's" that we have.... READ the rest of the article here on Knoji>>>>
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