There's a great deal still being written and emphasized about the 10,000 hours of practice for the development of expertise. It's important, however, to have a significant crap detector about the entire notion of practice. Anders Ericsson's “deliberate practice” is not built solely on the notion of practice.
In their attempts to understand deliberate practice, I’ve noticed that people get the practice bit fairly well, and that they’re trying to figure out how to stay motivated and persevere in their practice and development.
The big disconnect
Pay close attention: Practice, practice, practice can reinforce some very poor...