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    10,000 hours

    According to the new bestseller Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours is what's needed to achieve mastery in any given area. And ultimately it's what makes the difference between an enormous success beyond any doubt and all the rest.

    Gladwell explains that reaching the 10,000-Hour Rule, which he considers the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years.
    The Beatles performed live in Hamburg, Germany over 1,200 times from 1960 to 1964, amassing more than 10,000 hours of playing time, therefore meeting the 10,000-Hour Rule.

    Gates met the 10,000-Hour Rule when he gained access to a high school computer in 1968 at the age of 13, and spent 10,000 hours programming on it. In Outliers, Gladwell interviews Gates, who says that unique access to a computer at a time when they were not commonplace helped him succeed. Without that access, Gladwell states that Gates would still be "a highly intelligent, driven, charming person and a successful professional", but that he might not be worth US $50 billion.
    Summarizing the publication, Gladwell notes that success "is not exceptional or mysterious. It is grounded in a web of advantages and inheritances, some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky
    What do you think? How many hours have you invested in your work?

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    Most of the theories Gladwell promoted in Outliers were overreaching. Gladwell took a few facts and extrapolated theories far beyond what was supported by his data, while at the same time ignoring other more relevant data.

    But... and this is a big but... a few of Gladwell's theories in Outliers were right on -- and this is one of them.

    Hard work and determination are the critical factors for success. I think most of us know some very brilliant failures -- smart people who can't seem to get anything done.

    If a person can decide what they want to do and just do it, their chances for success are very good. 10,000 hours gives you a lot of time to make minor adjustments and course corrections, while still maintaining a general area of focus.

    I believe that a lot more people would be successful if they gave up a few silly ideas:
    • You need to be smart to succeed.
    • You need to be lucky to succeed.
    • You need to be rich to succeed.
    • You need to be educated to succeed.
    • You need to be well connected to succeed.


    Those things can help, but you don't need them. What you need to succeed is to be dedicated enough to put in a lot of hard work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post

    Hard work and determination are the critical factors for success. I think most of us know some very brilliant failures -- smart people who can't seem to get anything done.

    If a person can decide what they want to do and just do it, their chances for success are very good. 10,000 hours gives you a lot of time to make minor adjustments and course corrections, while still maintaining a general area of focus.
    Indeed, I agree completely here.

    Although still it's interesting to compare notes on the number of hours.
    How many hours would you say you spent on your biz in total so far, Will?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    How many hours would you say you spent on your biz in total so far, Will?
    It's really hard for me to tell, because I started this "business" as a hobby -- when I was already running another company and doing a lot of consulting.

    I know that I still have a lot to learn about this business.
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    Yeah it's pretty hard to calculate. My rough guess would be that I've spent 2,000-3,000 hours on domaining and a similar amount on seo and building sites.

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    I think the 10,000 rule applies for many different cases some things you may master in 500 hours where as some may take 20,00 hours it all depends on like Will said how motivated you are and how much you use that motivation. Just thought I would let you know Zakk Wylde practiced for 12 hours a day on the guitar and was picked up by ozzy 3 years after he started playing so that would make it rougly 13,000 hours to become a master at what he does. So that is quite close to the 10,000 I have no clue how many hours I have put in though.

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    I believe that time is a big factor in success however it's not enough.

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    OK 10,000 quality hours

    Quote Originally Posted by DomainMagnate View Post
    According to the new bestseller Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours is what's needed to achieve mastery in any given area. And ultimately it's what makes the difference between an enormous success beyond any doubt and all the rest.

    What do you think? How many hours have you invested in your work?
    It is possible to spend a lot of time doing nothing. Don’t get me wrong. It usually takes time to research and execute stuff. You are correct about 10,000 hours as a focus. Remember positive things can and do happen before 10,000 hours. 10,000 hours is a decent rule of thumb, in my opinion.
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    DomainMagnet If were talking about internet stuff I think that might be right, but probably longer than that. Maby more 50,000 hours, least a couple of years. One of the things I hear I most about people who are successful with building internet businesses is they already had prior experience, years of it from doing computer stuff as a hobby. Today you get people who jump into online stuff but they no nothing about html, how to use phpmyadmin, how to program, how to SEO, how to manage their server, how to use photoshop etc..etc .I could go on. But they want instant results and just doesn't happen that way. To learn all this stuff is so intense and time consuming most people just wont make the effort, they'll quit.
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