I am sure some of you have read about 10,000 hours rule. You can be an expert in almost anything if you can practice it for 10,000 hours. It comes out to be 7 hours of practice for almost 4 years [If my maths are still in place].
If you have read Scott Adams book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life where is talks about goals vs system.
In this era of instant gratification where we want our satisfactions met over few minutes via a dating app to on-demand movie app to cab aggregator app. It is extremely difficult to keep/stay motivated for 4 years because of passionate to pursue interest. [It is not impossible either, you need to be super humans]
What have we done to ourselves?
- I should get MBA degree after engineering, it will pay me well.
- I should enroll to some kind of sports as well, admission to degree college will become easy.
- Take online classes of machine learning because it will pay me well.
We are forcing ourself to fit in the box for our future. How about we play by our strength?
Will that not keep us happy in our present and we make best out of it in every arena?