School + work = oomph

I’m a bit of a time management weirdo, so I actually had a pretty accurate log of the time I spent on my history of science course. It took me about 100 hours, and that seemed like a lot as I was doing it — hard to fit into life, hard to fit around the edges of running a business. Imagine adding about an hour to every 10-hour work day for four months. I mean, who’s got time for that? School+work really takes some oomph. I felt pretty smug and good about how hard I worked to really learn that subject as well as I could.

And then I recalled that it takes something like 10,000 hours to become an “expert” on a topic.

And I thought: holy %#@$&!!!