Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule is also an important element in a success story. Bill Gates, the Beatles, and Joe Flom all spent years practicing their trades. Correspondingly, the 10,000 Hour Rule says that expertise in a subject is a product of 10,000 hours of practice. In order to do well in something one must take one’s time to master it. Essentially, practice makes perfect.
Some of you may have heard of the four-time Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles. She blew us all way at the 2016 Rio Olympics, performing breathtaking skills no one has ever done before-one of them even named after her. She has dedicated her whole life for these very Games. As of today, she is the best gymnast to ever live. Simone obviously has a large amount of raw talent. However, her triumphs are because of much more than that; over the course of her life, she has practiced at least, if not more, than 10,000 hours. In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell proposes the idea that an individual must practice at least 10,000 hours in order to be considered successful. I agree with Gladwell’s claim that through excessive amounts of practice, in
He sees the validity of this claim, however, declares that this only gives limited knowledge, in that there is much more to this. There are many other factors factoring into athletic performance, not simply genetics. With this, he shows how these athletes followed the 10,000-hour rule, demonstrating that deliberate practice was needed to perform as well as they did. These athletes dedicated large amounts of training and dedication in order to reach the success they did. This success was not simply achieved due to their genetics, it was rather nurtured through their practice. While Gladwell believes in the idea that blacks are generally better athletes than whites, he also believes that hard work is the most important thing for someone who wants to be good at a sport. His theory is that hard work and drive are more important than someone’s race when it comes to being good at a sport, in that athletic ability does not always come down to physical ability. There is no clear explanation of why and if certain races perform better than others. Ultimately, Gladwell believes there is more than one factor that contributes to
Right away the readers get interested in learning what the then thousand hour rule is about. Gladwell reviews the lives of extremely successful people and how they have had success. There are many ways in which logos are used in Outliers. Gladwell viewed children in Berlin playing the violin and saw that kids having ten thousand hours of practice, were proven to be better at playing the violin, than kids with less than ten thousand hours of practice. He also took a look at Bill gates, which dropped out of college and started a very successful company, called Microsoft. Bill Gates had thousands of hours of practice in programming and other abilities learned through his short years at college. There are no shortcuts at becoming great; everything can only be achieved with lots of practice and hard work.
The 10,000 hour rule is not exactly a rule, but more of a theory. This is the theory that any skill can be mastered with at least 10,000 hours of practicing that skill. This theory can be proven true by examining elite athletes, the masters of writing code, and the greatest artists on the planet.
To work until reaching the level of mastery of anything is a massive achievement in a person’s life. What if someone told that person that if they haven’t had reached the level of mastery if they haven’t practiced a certain amount of hours. How would that make them feel? Enraged. Depressed. Speechless. Talentless. In the Chapter “The 10,000-Hour Rule” by Malcolm Gladwell, he argues that the amount of practice required for the mastery of anything is 10,000 hours. He uses examples of famous people or groups of people that the audience might know to try and dispel the myth that to be able to master something, it takes more than innate talent. Malcolm Gladwell's use of logos and imagery fail to prove his point to the author due to the statistics he uses, and the sentences he uses to prove his point that the amount of hours required for mastery is 10,000 hours.
Think of something you are passionate about. Is it a skill that you are able to push yourself in? People are always told that with enough hard work you could become a master of that skill. Even without natural talent, enough hard work at a skill will eventually build up the ability. By constantly pushing oneself past their limits during practice, they can improve quicker than someone who has the natural ability and doesn’t try. However, skill doesn’t always equal success. As Malcolm Gladwell states in his book The Outliers, luck plays a large role in the ability to obtain the 10,000 hours required to become an expert in a subject. However, many studies and even the researchers of the 10,000 hour study have rejected the rule outright. I disagree with Gladwell that 10,000 hours is required to become a master, and that luck plays a much larger role than he states.
The 10,000 hour rule in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers” states that ”...ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world class-expert--- in anything.” I disagree with this statement, but if I were to change it so that it was more agreeable, I would change it so that it would say, “...to most people, ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the possibility of becoming a world class-expert-- in anything.” Evidence of astronauts who became experts under 10,000 hours, comedians’ god given natural humor, and evidence of exceptional soccer players and volleyball players’ heights all show why Malcolm Gladwell’s “ten thousand hours” isn’t completely true.
The road to greatness is a long path filled with struggle and time. Based on research by the best-selling author Malcom Gladwell inside his book Outliers popularized the idea of 10,000 hours of guided practice “the magic number of greatness”(Gladwell, 47). With enough practice he said anyone could achieve any work that of a professional. While some say the 10,000 hour rule is the key to success I believe that success is based on genetics, talent, and time period. It is whether one was born with the talent, achieved it later within life or was born during the wrong time period is what makes a master out of someone. Where the 10,000 hour rule is not a truth.
Outliers is a book that studies the factors that contribute to high levels of success. Gladwell examines several success stories ranging from Bill Gates to the Beatles. The book also looks at how cultural differences play a large part in perceived intelligence and rational decision making. Throughout the publication, Gladwell repeatedly mentions the "10,000-Hour Rule." This rules claimes that the key to achieving world class expertise in any skill is a matter of practicing the correct way, for a total of around 10,000
Building upon the previous chapter, we begin to understand how all the right ingredients for achievement and success can be present, and yet they may never happen without a stroke of luck. Becoming an expert at some skill is earned by putting in hard work across several hours, approximately 10,000 hours. Being born in the right year, or time
In Outliers, Gladwell describes the “10,000” hour rule, stating that it takes approximately 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at something. Jeanette Walls becomes successful largely through her writing. First, she worked on her high school’s newspaper for 5 years, first as editor and eventually as the main reporter and editor-in-chief. This provided her with the basis of her many hours of practice. When she moves to New York, she gets to do an internship at a small news outpost during her senior year of high school. After graduating, she lands a job there. She spends countless hours writing to add to her preexisting experience with her high school newspaper. By the time she reaches college, she has been writing for thousands of hours, gaining the priceless experience that Gladwell would say helped her towards her success.
Success is what many people consider the most important thing in life to achieve. Getting there, however, is the tricky part. In the novel Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell, the 10,000-Hour Rule is discussed. This concept was created during a study by Anders Ericsson. It explains that to truly become successful, one must put forth the effort in practicing for 10,000 hours all together. The 10,000-Hour Rule is the key to success.
The idea of practice makes perfect can be inspiring to those who want to succeed. However Gladwell mentions, “That’s on a par with Bill Gates getting unlimited access to a time-share terminal at age thirteen (Gladwell 66). Gladwell mentions that the reason most of these people are so successful is just luck. Luck and luck where opportunities are just thrown at someone. The 10, 000-hour rule does have the right point to tell people that hard work does pay off which it does. But, according to Gladwell luck can also just be the reason for success. How it connects to problem of extreme complexity is that the 10,000-hour rule shows that practicing for hours can help someone become an expert on a certain field but the complexity of reaching to the expert level does take time but also opportunities which revolves around internships or other opportunities s that can lead go success. The point that complexity can be a barrier to those who don’t get a lucky opportunity, but rely on their amount of hours of
Malcolm Gladwell supports his claim that in cognitively demanding fields there are no naturals, by writing interesting anecdotes that show examples. For example, the article contains an anecdote in talking about how Mozart’s earliest works were not outstanding; his earliest masterwork was created when he was twenty one years old, showing he had already been practicing for ten years and he had to practice to create his masterwork. Gladwell argues that even Mozart was not a natural. According to Gladwell’s article, he shares a story about the Beatles and how they played eight hours every day for two hundred seventy nights over the course of a year and a half. This evidence shows that they practiced long hours, and when they got to the United States they