Consider: Such as building a business, or practicing Violin etc, or is it that we expect things to happen sooner or later or to drop out of the sky?
asked 01 Dec '10, 02:32
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I heard read 8 book on any subject and your an expert on that subject. No good would come of it though unless you put it to Use. Also, your reading comp would have to be above average. The good news is it wouldn't take 10000 hours. If you wanted to be an expert at meditation or manifestation or anything, you only need to read 8 good books. Obtaining and using knowledge is what everyone on this site wants; because we want better lives. So its really a simple task to put some time aside to be and expert. Blessings Added thought, getting back to the individual; for some it would take 5 books, and others 10 books. This is because of the natural ability some have.
answered 01 Dec '10, 06:54
I think some things come naturally for some more than others and there is all sorts of in between of the 2.
It is in my opinion that there is a certain generality of most people on needs, talents and purpose. Then there is a smaller amount of the extreme on either end.
I like to make an analogy with plants to humans.
There are many types of plant life or lets just say plants. Same biological systems for the most part, reproductive and so forth. Most need a moderate mixture of light and moisture to continue the photosynthesis. But some need a lot more light and less water and vice versa for others. And like before as with humans, all sorts of in between exist of the 2. So as you see, there are a wide array of plants all with different needs and fulfilling different puposes, most act the same but there are the occasional wonderful exemptions.
Now what does this have to do with the question? Yes it is true for most that it would take a certain dedication to accomplish something excellent but not so if you are a venus fly trap.
answered 01 Dec '10, 05:07
I think to be excellent at something, you need to do it from the heart, be it business, picking up an instrument or learning a foreing language which by the way I have experience with all three. So it isn't so much the amount of hours as it is the love you invest in it.
Thank you, namaste
answered 01 Dec '10, 09:23
Did it take 10,000 hours for any of us to learn how to read? I really think it depends upon what you are attempting to become really good at. How can someone measure such a thing when people are tryinng to master so many diverse skills and subjects?
answered 01 Dec '10, 19:34
I Think Therefore I Am
I think some people have a natural "gift" or "ability" to, for example, play the piano beautifully with little "work"
For most people like myself, it takes many many hours to master the piano.
So the answer will be very dynamic for different people depending on what it is we are talking about.
answered 01 Dec '10, 17:35
There is something not considered, past lives, I think this is the reason why some people can just pick something up like they have known it all their lives. I think maybe in past lives these people learned and became very proficiant at whatever it is they seem a natural at preforming.
Other than that yes pratice towards perfection is what leads to perfection. Bruce Lee said: It is not the thousand things you have learned to do once I am afraid of, it is the one thing you've learned you've praticed a thousand times, that I am afraid of.
Confidence helps to progress, the more you feel like you can't, or you feel like a beginner you expect to have a hard time learning. The more confidence you have learning the easier it gets.
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