By Barbara Hamilton, a perspective poem after completing Think 360 Arts for Learning’s Institute for Creative Teaching
10,000 hours of practice is what a famous man says will make ME an expert
At playing the viola, or at playing golf, or sculpting.
He says, razor sharp focus and meticulous planning will achieve my goals.
Now that would be 41.6 days if I never slept, ate, or saw my children or husband
If I worked at being an expert for just 5 hours a day, every day, that would be 2,000 days.
It’s also 285.7 weeks of practicing the viola or 5.5 years,
WITH NO DAYS OFF.