“Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness.
But no one has yet found a case
true world class expertise
was accomplished in less time.
that it takes the brain this long
to assimilate all that it needs to know
to achieve true mastery.
neurologist, Daniel Levitin
ten years is roughly how long
it takes to put in
ten thousand hours of
research suggests that once a musician has enough ability to get into the top music school, the only distinguishing aspect is how hard s/he works.
And what’s more, the people at the very top don’t work just harder or
even much harder than everyone else.
They work much, much harder.” (Outliers, p.39)
i was deeply humbled coming across this neurological factoid.
perhaps something to consider when next
i meet my (un) discipled writer self in a moment of writers’ block.
and then the question came to me
if given an average life span of eight decades,
knock off my first two decades
for physical maturation and mobility,
(each decade represents an opus)
what six, a half a dozen endeavors
would i like to follow through to mastery?
i hear mother teresa say
“we can only do small things
with great love.”
what six things will i do really well
in this world?
karma burning, karma making
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