If you want to be the best at something—anything—the 10,000 HOURS journal can help. This journal is designed to support you as you travel along your intentional journey from beginner to expert. It is a tool to help you stay focused and motivated; it helps you organize your ideas and actions as you progress along your path; and, it helps you remember the highs, the lows, and all your efforts along the way. Use 10,000 HOURS to take satisfaction in the work you've done and to get excited about the new things you're going to learn, do, and share.
WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT 10,000 HOURS? Thanks to books like Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" and Geoff Colvin's "Talent Is Overrated," it is now common knowledge that there are no happy accidents that turn people into experts. It's not genetic. You aren't born into it. It doesn't happen by wishing. There are no pills or elective surgeries that will make you an expert. Expertise, it turns out, is a by-product of mixing ingredients like: luck, learning, opportunity, and about 10,000 hours of premeditated, intentional practice or study. Whatever you ultimate destination, the 10,000 HOURS journal is a trusted companion for the journey.
HOW TO USE THIS JOURNAL: Use your 10,000 HOURS journal to record anything relevant to your journey. Record what you are: reading; researching; practicing; listening to; feeling; thinking; studying; the sacrifices are you making; the compromises have you made or refused to make; what you are learning from; who are you learning from; what's inspiring you; your motivations, motivators and demotivators; your current struggles and the struggles have you overcome; the people you meet along the way; the wisdom you uncover; the secrets you discover; the life lessons you learn; what you have mastered so far; what your next goal is; what your action plan looks like; what your current stretch-goal is; the tools you are using or want to use; and, the techniques you are learning, developing, and perfecting.
Productive Luddite Notebooks
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