There’s a famous theory that a writer named Malcolm Gladwell made popular. It says that with ten thousand hours of practice, you can become an expert in any field.
Whether that theory is true is up for debate. (We’ve written about it before.) But it’s certainly true that practice is important. Pretty much any hero you look up to—from Steve Jobs to J.K. Rowling to Cristiano Ronaldo, and everyone in between—has spent a long, long time perfecting their craft.
But ten thousand hours is a lot. How in the world do you find the time to practice that much, without giving up sleep, time with friends, fun, and other important things?[Read more…]