In a 1993 study at the Berlin Academy of Music, Dr. Anders Ericsson
found that by age 20 top level violinists had practiced 10,000 hours.
Buddhist monks who have meditated
for over 10,000 hours score off the scale for compassion.
It takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to become a chess grand master.
"Around the world, people typically talk of 10,000 hours of training to win an Olympic medal", emphasises Marty Toomey
the high performance manager.
Malcolm Gladwell talks about the 10,000 hour rule in his book Outliers
where he observes that the key to success in any field is a matter of practicing a specific task for at least 10,000 hours.
Greatness is about performance and focused attention on something over and over and over - for about 10,000 hours.
Then 10,000 is about mastery.
So when Yusuf Mansur set the goal of 10,000 steps
towards a creative economy in Jordan, he wasn't kidding. It's not an exaggeration nor is it haphazard. Getting to remarkable is committed hard work. It's not easy and it's not overnight. It's a relentless, determined and deliberate effort towards an objective. And part of the goal of UrdunMubdi3 is about working through 10,000 steps between where we are today and the creative Jordan we deserve.