How far am I from 10000 hours?
If you want something, find out the price and pay it. - Scott Adams
What is the price of mastery?
Malcom Gladwell popularised the idea of 10 000 hours of practice to gain mastery. It’s really hard to fathom what 10 000 hours of practice feels like. Unless we break it down.
20 hours a week every week for 10 years roughly gives you 10000 hours.
That’s 3 hours a day, 7 days a week of focused practice, the equivalent of half a work week.
Mastery means sacrifice. You can buy it with time and focus. That is the price.
This is the kind of thing I tell myself while I practice.
I just which I had logged the hours I’ve already put towards my 10 000, there is no way of knowing. What I can know if I assume it’s 0, the longest it will take me the get to mastery is 10 years, if I do my 3 hours daily. And faster if I spend more time.
I swear I believe that the true road to mastery is the ability to unmaster and embrace the new again.
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