Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Have You Put in Your 10,000 Hours?

In Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcom Gladwell wrote about super-achievers. One of the things he examined was the role of sustained practice—the often cited 10,000 hours—in attaining world-class success.

How many hours a week do you spend writing?

If you wrote for 20 hours each week and kept that up for ten years, you’d have 10,000 hours of writing practice. If that sounds like a lot of time, consider that the average American spends more than 20 hours a week watching television.

How many hours of writing practice do you think you’ve accumulated over the past year?
Photo courtesy of Indi Samarajiva

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