What does it take to be the best?
The best copywriter, the best graphic designer, the best blogger, the best content marketer?
The off-the-cuff answer is 10,000 hours, popularized by the great Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. That’s what you need to become a renowned concert violinist, a brilliant mathematician, a chess grandmaster, a Pulitzer-winning novelist.
That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years.
You may respond to this one of two ways. You might get depressed and re-consider applying for that barista job at Starbuck’s. Or you may decide to sit down and start plunking away at those hours.
Via Martin Gysler