In the early 1990s, a team of Berlin psychologists studied violin students. Specifically, they studied their practice habits in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. All of the subjects were asked: “Over the course of your entire career, how many hours have you practiced?”
All of the violinists had begun playing the violin at the age of 5 with similar practice times. However, at age 8 practice times began to differ.
By age 20 the elite performers averaged more than 10,000 hours of practice each, while the less able performers averaged 4,000 hours of practice.
The elite had more than double the practice hours of the less capable performers.
This theory of 10,000 hours to become an expert has become a popular belief. Therefore practice really does lead to perfection! If you want to see results in your business make sure you invest the hours required to become an expert.
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Author Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Outliers, first explained the 10,000 hours theory.