In the book Outliers , author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. How does Gladwell arrive at this conclusion? And, if the conclusion is true, how can we leverage this idea to achieve greatness in our professions? Gladwell studied the lives of extremely successful people to find out how they achieved success. In the early s, a team of psychologists in Berlin, Germany studied violin students. Specifically, they studied their practice habits in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. All of the violinists had begun playing at roughly five years of age with similar practice times.
Subscriber Account active since. Malcolm Gladwell. The principle holds that 10, hours of "deliberate practice" are needed to become world-class in any field.
Violins in Berlin
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What does it take to become an expert or master performer in a given field? Ericsson says the rule is an oversimplification, and in many ways, an incorrect interpretation of his research. The 10, Hour Rule: Catchy and easy to remember, but on some pretty shaky scientific footing. Gladwell uses several examples in his book when introducing this rule: one is the research done by Ericsson that focused on violin students at a music academy in Berlin. The study found that the most accomplished of the students had put in 10, hours by the time they turned