Creativity Debunks the 10,000 Rule of Deliberate Practice

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10,000 hours of practice works for excelling your golf game or your accounting skills. It’s less meaningful though when it comes to creativity.

Creativity is an evolution. If you’re doing the same stuff as you did on the last project or even yesterday it might get stale. Creators strive for originality. That’s why Beyonce’s “Lemonade” release it a smash. It’s like nothing she’s done before. She’s inspiring others by showing both vulnerability and strength against the husband/mogul (Tidal tyrant) that is Jay-Z, whether you like her music or not.

Note: I’m not a fan of Beyonce. I’m not a fan of anything popular, really. But I do admire her consistent originality, to go places where others don’t. Of course, you might say she can do that because she’s Beyonce. True, but she could also just wear another weird dress like Lady Gaga and expect it to create conversation. It doesn’t. People get bored of the same concept. Even Instagram is boring, but that’s another read.

Creativity is a life practice, not just a 10,000-hour rule of thumb. The stringent execution of doing something the same way, again and again, is mind-numbing for those that dare to think different.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.