Many of the world’s smartest and busiest people have one thing in common – practicing the 5-hour rule. Despite schedules and commitments, folks like President Obama, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and many others set aside at least one hour per day (five hours a week) for deliberate practice or learning.
This means setting aside time to give full attention to learning and development without distractions. Deliberate learning often falls into categories like reading, reflection and experimentation.
Remember, working hard 40 hours a week doesn’t mean you’re developing and growing. And being more productive doesn’t ensure success – focus on improvement instead.