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The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know
Talent, Hard Work, Deliberate Practice, Expertise, Grit, Resilience, Iteration, Incremental Gains and Attitudes toward Failure.
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What is the 10,000 Hour Rule and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It?

What is the 10,000 Hour Rule and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It? | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

When somebody performs in an exceptional way, you might exclaim, "What talent!" But if you refer to the expertise as “talent,” you lose sight of the hard work it took that person to reach such a high level of achievement. You might mistakenly believe an innate ability caused their success. Knowing the 10,000-Hour Rule can free you from the myth of talent.

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David Deutsch Explains Why It’s Good To Be Wrong

David Deutsch Explains Why It’s Good To Be Wrong | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
David DeutschMaking a mistake on a science exam is bad. So is publishing a paper with flawed reasoning. But what about being fallible…
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“error is unavoidable in the growth of knowledge.”

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The making of a genius.

The making of a genius. | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
My friend, Amy, is a genius. Most conversations with her usually end up with me desperately playing catch up as she deftly deals me one cool information after the other.

Just last week, Amy opened a conversation about how Bitcoin is revolutionizing currency as we know it. Seeing my blank face, she drew parallels to the intricate contours in Michelangelo's twin frescoes and how they changed...
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The Dangers of Believing That Talent Is Innate

The Dangers of Believing That Talent Is Innate | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Alison Gopnik, Wall Street Journal

 

A study of academia that shows how being convinced of intrinsic ability may lead to bias and unwillingness to change.

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7 Secrets Top Athletes Can Teach You About Being The Best At Anything

7 Secrets Top Athletes Can Teach You About Being The Best At Anything | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Bestselling author David Epstein shows you how to apply principles from sports science to your life so you can go about being the best at anything.
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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets To Grit And Resilience | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers.
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Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
We tend to separate success and failure into two separate categories, but actually they are very much intertwined. When you look deeper into stories of fantastic success, you often find stories of earlier hardship and privation.
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The Introvert on the Podium

The Introvert on the Podium | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
With practice and an acquired trick or two, a writer learns to thrive as a public speaker.
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"First, I have realized that being “natural” comes from being practiced. I don’t know why this should be surprising."

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Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read

Grit Trumps Talent and IQ: A Story Every Parent (and Educator) Should Read | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Marguerite Del Giudice, National Geographic

 

An energetic researcher finds that self-control and grit are the most important tools students need to succeed.

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Researchers: Malcolm Gladwell was wrong. Practice isn't perfect.

Researchers: Malcolm Gladwell was wrong. Practice isn't perfect. | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by By DAVID Z. HAMBRICK, FERNANDA FERREIRA AND JOHN M. HENDERSON, Dallas Morning News

 

There is now compelling evidence that genes matter for success, too. In a study led by the King’s College London psychologist Robert Plomin, more than 15,000 twins in the United Kingdom were identified through birth records and recruited to perform a battery of tests and questionnaires, including a test of drawing ability in which the children were asked to sketch a person....

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The 10000 Hour Rule Is Wrong and Perpetuates a Cruel Myth - Slate Magazine

The 10000 Hour Rule Is Wrong and Perpetuates a Cruel Myth - Slate Magazine | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by David Z. Hambrick, Fernanda Ferreira, and John M. Henderson, Slate Magazine 

We are not all created equal where our genes and abilities are concerned.
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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

 

How top-down attention, feedback loops, and daydreaming play into the science of success.

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries

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The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Not Real

The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Not Real | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
The biggest meta-analysis of research to date indicates that practice does not make perfect
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A Simple Technique to Prevent Choking under Pressure (Which Sounds Like it Couldn’t Possibly Work)

A Simple Technique to Prevent Choking under Pressure (Which Sounds Like it Couldn’t Possibly Work) | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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Scientists: practice doesn't necessarily make perfect. Sorry.

Scientists: practice doesn't necessarily make perfect. Sorry. | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

by Fiona Macdonald, ScienceAlert

 

There's a long-standing myth that, in order to master a skill, all it takes is roughly 10,000 hours of practice. The idea was first popularised in Malcolm Gladwell 's 2008 book Outliers , based on a study of musicians by psychologist K. Anders...

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Aptitude And Ability: Is Germany Better Than The U.S. In Channeling Talent?

Aptitude And Ability: Is Germany Better Than The U.S. In Channeling Talent? | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
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The Effort Effect

The Effort Effect | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

Marina Krakovsky, Stanford Online

 

In the late 1960s, a hot topic in animal research was “learned helplessness”: lab animals sometimes didn’t do what they were capable of because they’d given up from repeat failures. Dweck wondered how humans coped with that. “I asked, ‘What makes a really capable child give up in the face of failure, where other children may be motivated by the failure?’” she recalls

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Gifted and Talented Programs Dumb Down Our Students

Gifted and Talented Programs Dumb Down Our Students | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Intelligence should be seen as the end goal, not the starting point
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TED: Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve - Carol Dweck (2014)

TED: Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve - Carol Dweck (2014) | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve.
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How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest - Huffington Post

How Experts Practice Better Than the Rest - Huffington Post | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
You can't simply put in your time and log 10,000 hours. You have to practice deliberately on a specific skill. But what does that mean? What, exactly, does deliberate practice look like?...
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What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at?

What is talent – and can science spot what we will be best at? | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
Practice and our genes are not the only factors when it comes to developing special abilities, writes Scott Barry Kaufman
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Why practice won't always make you perfect, despite what Malcolm Gladwell says - BRW

Why practice won't always make you perfect, despite what Malcolm Gladwell says - BRW | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
There’s nothing wrong with positive thinking. But one must be realistic.
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8 Ways to Embrace JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out - Yahoo Health

8 Ways to Embrace JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out - Yahoo Health | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it

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Perhaps most importantly, solitude allows us to engage in what psychologist Anders Ericsson calls Deliberate Practice.

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The '10000-hour' rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect - CBC.ca

The '10000-hour' rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect - CBC.ca | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
CBC.ca The '10000-hour' rule revisited: Why practice may not make perfect CBC.ca Gladwell, who has based much of the 10,000-hour rule on a study by Swedish psychologist Anders Ericsson, wrote that the thousands of hours Microsoft founder Bill...
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How to Learn and Master Any New Skill

How to Learn and Master Any New Skill | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
How to Learn and Master Any New Skill PsychCentral.com (blog) For instance, in his much-cited study of violinists — the one that showed the top tier had practiced more than 10,000 hours — Ericsson found the experts did so with full concentration on...
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'How We Learn,' by Benedict Carey

'How We Learn,' by Benedict Carey | The 10,000-Hour Rule: What Parents Need to Know | Scoop.it
'How We Learn,' by Benedict Carey New York Times

 

In “Outliers,” a fixture on best-seller lists since it was published in 2008, Malcolm Gladwell assured us that talent and intelligence matter little, but that 10,000 hours of practice in our chosen...

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