Achieving Greatness w. Seth Godin & Dennis Crowley (Pt 1)

We would all love to achieve greatness, if only in one skill in our entire life. Most of us will fall into the realm of expert in something in our lifetime – but what differentiates the good from the great? The experts for the masters?

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell examines the work of K. Anders Ericsson, a Swedish psychologist who wrote the paper The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance which inspired the book. In the paper K. Anders Ericsson states that in order to achieve greatness in a field, one must put in 10,000 hours of deliberate practice – thus the phase 10,000 hour rule.

In this episode, we take a look at the stories behind the 1000 hour rule and the sacrifice it takes to achieve greatness.


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