How many times have you heard practice makes perfect?
About a gazillion – right.
And I find it be true for the most part. Well, I might not get to perfect, but I get way, way better.
But then, there’s parenting.
Next week BR will be 14. Whoa – had a stop there for a moment. That still surprises me.
Anyway, that means I will have been a parent for 122,640 hours. Way more than the 10,000 hour rule.
By the way, this doesn’t even count the hours with SJ who will be 11.5 in a couple of weeks. Do we get double time? Just wondering.
So, the 10,000 hour rule. You know it – right? Takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become great at some high level task. While this is an average and is task dependent, the point is it takes a long time to get to be great at something.