Ten thousand

from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Ft. Macklemore) – Ten Thousand Hours Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It’s a common conception it takes ten thousand hours to become an expert at something.

The entire 10,000 hours theme of this song is based off of an idea in Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller “The Outliers”. He posits that a common theme among those truly great in their respective fields is that they’ve spent significant time, roughly ten thousand hours, honing their crafts.

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