In Outliers,Malcolm Gladwell suggests that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice are required to become world-class in any field. Perhaps you heard the same principle touted. The number always felt too thin to me, as if it were missing an extra zero.
A Princeton study revealed that 10,000 hours of deliberate practice doesn’t offer any guarantees of mastery. A meta-analysis of 88 studies on deliberate practice found that practice accounted for only 12% of the difference in performance.
Consider the wide varying impact of practice:
-In music, practice made a 21% difference
-In sports, it made an 18% difference
-In education, it made a 4% difference
-In profession, it made a 1% difference.
Mastery is more than practice. Factors including the stability of the field, new innovations, as well as competitiveness within the field may have greater impacts and implications than those 10,000 hours.
I recently met a person who reminded me that maybe a far more important 10,000 deserves our time and reflection. This 10,000 may impact your life, your family, your future, more than can imagine. Continue Reading...
I want you to meet my new beekeeping friend, Lissa Magnuson. She spent years apprenticing for a beekeeper named, Gary (Different from the Gary in the Scouting The Divine Book and Bible studywe’re diving into this summer!).
She soon started her own farmer’s market business and sell honey and products to support her hobby. I asked her to share what beekeeping has revealed to her about God:
Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
Margaret, Leif, and Hershey are traveling all across the country this year. Check out the speaking schedule to see when they visit a city near you.