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(DAY 38) 100 hours in chunks

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Gaurav Parashar

100 hour rule

Put simply, the rule or observation implies that if you put 100 hours to a new activity, you will become quite good at a new activity after 100 hours of deliberate practice. Ofcourse, it’s just an approximation, but a different approach to explore new activities especially the ones that you have pushing under the carpet.

For most disciplines, it only takes one hundred hours of active learning to become much more competent than an absolute beginner.

This observation gives us the 100 hour rule: someone with 100 hours of deliberate practice in any field will appear impressively good at it from the perspective of someone who’s never practiced it at all.

New Financial Year

Like a calendar year, a financial year is a reset of metrics - a clean slate. Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings.

My 100 hour activities

I have found committing to activities by keeping a written record as a good way of getting things done. I am adding 2 activities to test the ~ 100 hours observation over a period of 4 months (i.e. April 2023 to July 2023). This implies a commitment of 50 minutes a day for each of the activities.

The activities are:

  1. Understanding new developments in AI and coding a project
  2. Understanding new developments in Product Development

I will do a review of progress in the following sequence from the beginning - 2 days, 5 days, every 10n days.