Why Practicing for 10,000 Hours Won’t Make You Great

April 27, 2021 / Ron Friedman

We’re often told that mastery requires one thing above all else: practice. If you want to develop expertise, you need clear objectives, immediate feedback, and lots of repetition. There’s a glaring problem with this formula. You can’t practice an idea you’ve never considered. The best ideas don’t emerge from hours of isolated practice. They’re waiting to be found inside the work of masters.

Ron Friedman

Dr. Ron Friedman is a former academic who's fascinated by what it takes to succeed at the highest levels.