I recently finished reading the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, who is also the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Blink.” All three books I’d recommend to help you think outside the box and reach your peak potential.
In “Outliers,” Gladwell points out success stories from all different walks of life, including such luminaries as Bill Gates and the Beatles, to name a few.
So, what do eclectic songsmiths like John and Paul have in common with the founder of Microsoft? Have you heard about the 10,000-hour rule?
According to the book, people who want to reach a mastery of their preferred career path require 10,000 hours of practice. Why 10,000 hours? The neurologist Daniel Levitin says in his research of success stories the number 10,000 keeps coming up. Essentially, that number equates to three hours per day for 10 years. (Hey, if it were easy, everybody’d be successful.)