Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What creates genius?

Amplify’d from
What makes a champion?
What is it that some have and the rest of us don’t,  whether in sport,  literature,  music or science?
genius can’t all be in the genes.
what champions do.  They simply put in more hours than anyone else.  The magic number is 10,000 hours.  That — roughly ten years of “deep practice” — is what it takes to reach the top in almost every field.
Even Mozart,  the classic example of a child prodigy,  turns out to confirm the rule.

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