The 10000 Hour Rule is just that. This is the idea that it takes approximately 10000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill.
For instance, it would take 10 years of practicing 3 hours a day to become a master in your subject. It would take approximately 5 years of full-time employment to become proficient in your field. Simply work out how many hours you have already achieved and calculate how many more you need to clock up before you reach 10000.
There’s a popular saying that poker is a game that takes a “day to learn, but a lifetime to master.”
Poker is a game that takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. The majority of players never make money at any limit.
scientist, sportsman,... has dedicated his life to a certain profession and made
it because they did so. I just read Hendrix's biography, the dude was playing
guitar instead of going to school all day every day, he was touring USA for 4
years with nothing to eat, he had to pawn his guitar a lot of times so he could
have something to eat... and all he wanted was to play the guitar, nothing else.
and i think it was Einstein who said it: success is 1% talent and 99% work. so
talent doesn't really mean **** if you don't work hard for it. There are no instant experts in chess—certainly no instant masters or grandmasters. There appears not to be on record any case (including Bobby Fischer) where a person reached grandmaster level with less than about a decade’s intense preoccupation with the game. We would estimate, very roughly, that a master has spent perhaps 10,000 to 50,000 hours staring at chess positions… No one who can rise before dawn three hundred and sixty days a year fails to make his family rich.-- Chinese Proverb
MODERATION is MEDIOCRITY
EXCESS is EXCELLENCE
Moderation is for losers, quitters, and whiners. Extremity is for winners.
Obsession is the Only Thing That Counts
Extreme and Obsessive Take a step back and put these two things together and ask yourself if you can find a single person who is successful at activity X that does not possess both of these qualities.
Obsession is Not a Bad Word.
Losers will tell you that obsession is a bad thing. You should have balance. That is why they are losers. Consider the average man.