Micheal Hyatt’s Blog on Friday was part of a two day post about “Why Real Creativity Requires Work.” He mentioned a book which discusses a 10,000 hour rule–the time required to become good at any task.
The reason the number jumped out at me is because we have a saying in martial arts:
When you practice a form 1,000 times, you begin to see an opponent.
When you practice a form 10,000 times, your spectator will see your opponent.
The idea behind it–that you only become good at something after you have invested a certain amount of time has really encouraged me. Some people have a natural talent or a little “beginner’s luck” but people who are really good at what they do have invested hours above all else.