Being great isn’t just about the quantity of work, he asserts, but also about the workers themselves. In reviewing different studies about the role of practice in music, games, sports, education, and professional success, Hambrick found that rehearsal time accounted for only about one-quarter of any disparity in skill level. Other factors—like age, intelligence, and natural gifts—all played big roles in setting apart the better from the best.


It’s about that ‘10,000 hours practice’ thing, which everyone knew was hokum from the get-go.

Have you ever thought of the staggering scope of God’s ambition for you?  No offense, but you don’t seem like a natural at divinity.  I wouldn’t even describe you as a gifted amateur.

On the plus side of the ledger, you have godly tutelage, and infinite  practice time. 10,000 hours is nothing.

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