Quote: Expertise = 10,000 hours

Title: Outliers
Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Page: 39

Many envy the accomplishments of world class athletes, musicians, etc. Saying “I would give anything to be able to…” but very few are willing to put in 10,000 hours of practice over 10 years to become world class.

The idea that excellence at performing a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again in studies of expertise. In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.

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