Malcolm Gladwell popularized the concept of the 10,000 hour rule — it takes about 10,000 hours of “deliberate practice” to become an expert in a field.
Other than lots of practice, what can help us master something?
- Be cooperative and focus on your own performance – not outdoing others.
- A negative attitude, not a positive attitude, makes you more likely to learn from your mistakes. In fact, the shift to focusing on negative feedback is one of the marks of an expert mindset.
- Make goals and deadlines concrete to reduce procrastination and make behaviors automatic to get more tasks done.
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