If you’ve read the “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, you’ll recognize the value of 10,000 hours. If you haven’t, let me catch you up with a synopsis. A common theme that appears throughout Outliers is the "10,000-Hour Rule", based on a study by Anders Ericsson. Gladwell claims that greatness requires enormous time, using the source of The Beatles' musical talents and Gates' computer savvy as examples. Gladwell explains that reaching the 10,000-Hour Rule, which he considers the key to success in any field, is simply a matter of practicing a specific task that can be accomplished with 20 hours of work a week for 10 years.
My personal viewpoint is that I both agree and disagree with Gladwell. It does take an enormous amount of time to be truly great at what you do. Even if you fully agree, there are a few exceptions: one being remarkable talent. If you’ve ever watched a 12 year old play a guitar like the wind or sing like a bird, you’ll know exactly what I mean.