10,000 Hour Rule

“Kamusta” (How are you)!? Welcome to the personal blog of an interior design graduate, who turned-out to be a real estate broker by profession. By the way, that’s my daughter and me in the picture (back in 2009). Almost the same time when I came across a book by Malcolm Gladwell, entitled Outliers. The book mentioned repeatedly the “10,000 Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. Back then, I was confused with either pursuing a career related in my field of study or sticking with my current industry? At that point, I have been in real estate for more than 6 years already. And considering the “10,000 Hour Rule”, I’ll be wasting the time and effort that I have spent in real estate, should I decide to shift to being an interior designer. So, I discarded the idea of getting back into an interior design career and took the “10,000 Hour Rule” to heart. I said to myself, I’ll be a real estate expert someday.

That dream and this blog is part of that journey. But most importantly, this blog will serve as a constant reminder to myself, that in our individual pursuit of expertise, it’s a choice (and I’m praying that it’ll be possible) to

never compromise the more important things in life.

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