Saturday, July 19, 2014

Deliberate practice & 10 Years of Silence will set you "apart"...!!

Out of a list of 500 pieces that were played frequently by symphonies around the world and were considered to be the “masterworks” in the field, virtually every single “masterwork” was written after year ten of the composer’s career. Not a single person produced incredible work without putting in a decade of practice first. Even a genius like Mozart had to work for at least ten years before he produced something that became popular.

This period, which was filled with hard work and little recognition, as the “ten years of silence.” Similar patterns were found among famous painters like Picasso and popular poets. Further research revealed that you needed to put in “10,000 hours” to become an expert in your field. (This idea was later popularized by Malcolm Gladwell.)