The idea: The concept that 10,000 hours of practice can make one an expert in a field an idea developed by psychologist Anders Ericsson and popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book “Outliers” has become prevalent enough to prompt one-time commercial photographer Dan McLaughlin to quit his job and try and become a professional golfer. But which is more important for becoming an expert practice or talent? There's even a Macklemore song about it, so that makes it real. Scientists, however, remain skeptical. A recent study by a group of psychologists from five universities rebuffs Gladwell's wisdom. Different levels of deliberate practice can only explain one-third of the variation in performance levels in chess players and musicians, the authors found, "leaving the majority of the reliable variance unexplained and potentially explainable by other factors." In other words, practice is great! But practice alone won't make you Yo Yo Ma. It could also have to do with personality, the age you started, intelligence, or something else entirely.
The psychologists reanalyzed data from six previous studies of chess competitions (1,083 subjects in total) and eight studies of musicians (628 total) for correlations between practice and success and found huge disparities in how much chess grandmasters and elite musicians had practiced. One chess player, for example, had taken 26 years to reach a level that another reached in a mere two years. Clearly, there's more at work than just the sheer volume of hours practiced, the study (and a similar one by the same authors published in May) argues. "The evidence is quite clear that some people do reach an elite level of performance without copious practice, while other people fail to do so despite copious practice," according to the researchers. K. Anders Ericsson, the scholar whose 1993 paper Gladwell cited, publicly disagreed with these findings, arguing that his critics had examined too many beginners rather than expert performers.
HERE, A theory Malcolm Gladwell popularized in Outliers—that 10,000 hours of practice can turn anyone into an expert—probably isn't true, a new study says.
I asked one skateboarder about his experience regarding his professional skills, if we relate it to 10,000 hours theory which has been proved wrong very recently, he stated ‘Thousand of people asked me the same question before, and Some people ask me how it is I am so “good” on a skateboard, even though my level of skateboarding is in no comparison to some of the professional skateboarders around these days and their skill levels. The main ingredient to my success and my skills on my skateboard is the ingredient of time itself plus the consistency and motivation to never give up and keep practicing almost every single day of 17 years of my life, thus so far. The main difference between a beginner and an expert is the amount of time they have put in to master their craft, art, skill, sport, or profession.I officially hit the 10,000 hour mark about 6,000 hours ago when it comes to skateboarding and the time I have spent practicing. My personal growth in skateboarding can all be attributed to these 16,000 hours of practice I have put in. It's that simple.
After the conversation between us I come to know few of good points and that are, If you're not getting the results you want in your desired field, sport, skill,creativity, or other professional passion, then ask yourself this question “How many total hours have I actually devoted to practicing and developing this skill”, If your number is below 10,000 hours then you know you have some more practicing to do before you can become a master, professional, or expert. For cases, the numbers never lie. And all we need is to stay focused, motivated, and with never give up attitude.
Do not forget that “Practice makes man perfect!