1000 Days to Expertise

I read somewhere recently that to become an expert at anything, you have to do it continuously for 1,000 days. 

The idea totally resonates with me.

The 1000 number is so large that you will quickly abandon any activity that you don’t love doing. It also puts into focus what you truly like doing.


  1. That is actually 10000 hours which is commonly spoken about. But 10hrs a day for 1000 days would do the trick and make you an expert on that activity. It’s great cos it quantifies the effort and at the same time lets one realise that it takes a lot of time, but is achievable!

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