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Learn Deliberate Practice: The 10,000 Hour Rule

Learn Deliberate Practice: The 10,000 Hour Rule

And how this will help you to grow as a developer.

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— Ankur💻🎧💪 (@TheAnkurTyagi) April 29, 2021

To learn any new skill or gain expertise you need to practice, practice, and practice.

There isn’t much debate about that.

But here’s what you might not know:

scientific research shows that the quality of your practice is just as important as the quantity.

And, more interestingly, these scientists also believe that expert-level performance is primarily the result of expert-level practice NOT due to innate talent.

This concept is known as deliberate practice, and it’s an incredibly powerful tool to grow as a developer.

How often do you say “wow, that person is talented?”

When thinking about your favorite DEVELOPER, YOUTUBER, or other expert-level role models?

But you know:

"Experts are experts at maintaining high levels of practice and improving performance.”

Deliberate practice is a highly structured activity engaged with the specific goal of improving performance.

Deliberate practice is different from work, play, and simple repetition of a task.

It requires effort, it has no monetary reward, and it is not inherently enjoyable.

If you want to gain skills rapidly or approach expert-level status at something, you must understand the importance of deliberate practice and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.

“Simple practice isn’t enough to rapidly gain skills.”

What Deliberate Practice Means for You as a Developer:

We all know that natural ability is no excuse.

If you’re 5’2″, maybe you shouldn’t set your sites on becoming an NBA center.

Some physical limits are obvious.

Most other “limits” are cop-outs or relics of old misunderstandings about talent.

What’s cool is that even limits of brainpower can be overcome with deliberate practice.

“How you practice matters most.”

How long you persevere determines your limits.

Your practice has to be deliberate and intense, but it also has to be carefully scheduled and limited in ways to avoid burnout and long-term fatigue (both mental and physical).

Motivation becomes the real constraint on expertise.

Practice isn’t always fun.

That's it for today & Thanks for reading.

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