I really look forward to reading Outliers, the new book by Malcolm Gladwell who also gave us Blink and The Tipping Point.
One of his interesting observations is that it takes 10,000 hours to become a true expert in virtually anything.
USA Today has an article – http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2008-11-17-gladwell-success_N.htm – in which you can read a short description on how The Beatles, Bill Gates and Gladwell himself worked their 10,000 hours to become great at their chosen task.
10,000 hours is 3 hours every day almost 10 years. Do you have the passion and persistence to continuously build your mindset and skills to become one of the best in your field?