10,000 Hours Rule

Hi Everybody,

Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers: The Story of Success talks about the people who have reached pinnacle of success in their fields.Among many things that he talked about, one of the thing is putting  “10,000 hours of work”. In his book it is evident and is seen over and over again that people who have put their 10,000 hours of effort in any field, are extremely successful (i.e. from piano players to software developers). He also talks about this in a manner in which it is achievable to get this much hours of work.


In his study of people like Steve Jobs, Bill gates and many others among them, all of them have this one thing in common and it is really great to see this pattern.

Now that we have realized this fact, it is very simple to be a success, all we have to do is:

  1. Find a work that we love to do.
  2. Invest our 10,000 hours in it.

And you got stratospheric success and it is really that simple.

I would recommend this book to everyone, and also let me remind you all that it is not a self help book. This book talks about patterns which are found among all the successful people. What I have shared here is one of the learning of this book.

Hope you find some value from it, Please share and comment if you like it.

Thank you,



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I am Faisal , a software developer @ Oracle, Hyderabad. Trying again my hands on blogging after several failures. Apart from blogging, I like cycling, running, and clicking pictures(who doesn't), I like to be productive in general.

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