10 000 Hours…or the Truth?

The Differentiator

Malcolm Gladwell introduced us to the idea that 10 000 hours is approximately what it takes to be successful – an expert – at a pursuit. Carol Dweck’s book on Mindset confirmed that the “growth mindset” is most effective for human performance: a pattern of thought that reinforces that effort, rather than talent or entitlement, is what counts. This is not the full picture, however, according to some of the latest research.