By Brooke E. Layman
Practice, practice, practice. We have all heard it before. We have repeated the old adage practice makes perfect, and we have followed our own advice. But how much practice is enough and how do we know if we are actually getting better? Calm down Nancy, you aren’t the first person to ask these questions and you won’t be the last.
No one can tell you exactly how much practice is the right amount for you. An hour a day may make you great at doing crossword puzzles, but it probably won’t make you an internationally renowned jazz pianist. Psychologists have suggested that it takes 10,000 hours or approximately 10 years to become an expert at something, focusing on deliberate practice.
It’s easy to get frustrated when you feel like you’ve been doing the same thing over and over but what you don’t realize is, the more…
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