“This book says it takes 10,000 hours of practice to get good at something,” I told the soldier regarding the book, Outliers: The Story of Success.
“It said the same thing in, Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else.
“Oh. That must be the new factoid. It made me wonder if I have 10,000 hours of blogging in.”
“You wouldn’t believe it if you did,” he said.
“Believe what? I have probably written that much.
“Believe you are excellent at something.”
I was surprised. “No, it would occur but then I’d forget, I guess. I don’t retain things like that or think about them.”
This morning I broke out a calculator. Turns out I’ve got more than 30,000 hours of blogging in. I suppose the number of hours spent on “astrology” to be incalculable.
The other day I edited my sister and she was shocked. “I know what I am doing,” I said and I guess this is why.
What are you good at? Have you put in your 10,000 yet?