The “10,000 Hour” Myth: Why Deliberate Practice Isn’t Enough for Success
Melissa Chu

I consider the ‘10,000’ hrs rule not as guarantee for success but much more as a symbolic statement to say: just talent is not enough if you want to achieve greatness. It takes (a lot of) effort too. Talent alone is no excuse for laziness, nor a guarantee for greatness. Similarly, practising something that you really have no knack for may or may not help you in getting better at it.