10,000 Hours towards Performance Mastery

In 1993, K. Anders Ericsson, Ralf Th. Krampe, and Clemens Tesch-Römer (1993) published a breakthrough study called “The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance.” The study set a benchmark on the time a person must invest in deliberate practice (10,000 hours or about 10 years) to become an expert in his or her chosen field. This study still receives much attention in the media, popularized by such authors as Malcolm Gladwell and Tim Ferriss.

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