Learn Anything with the 20-Hour Rule


Have you ever heard of the 10,000 hours rule-you know the one that statesin order to master something, you must put in 10,000 hours of practice and application to achieve it? *looks around nervously*

Let’s just break that down for a second in measurements we can betterunderstand:

10,000 hours=1250 8-hour days

1250 8-hour days=250 5-daypracticeweeks

250 5-day practiceweeks= 4.81 years

In reality, “10,000 hours is a full time job for five years,” which isindicatedinthe TED×presentation by Josh Kaufman (see bottom).

What normal personhas this kind of time?! Well, I pray that I will one day, that’s for sure!

Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outlier: The Story of Success,is responsible for popularizing this 10,000 hour mastery rule, which he came to the conclusion of based upon the work of professional athletes.

However, this principle of 10,000 hours has become this seeminglyunachievable numeric value that we have…

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One comment on “Learn Anything with the 20-Hour Rule

  1. […] might be a bit complicated remembering all these rules, but rules can be set to make our lives less complicated, less chaotic and beneficial to our Personal […]


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