The 5-Hour Rule

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Have you heard of the 5-hour Rule? Some of the most successful people of our time swear by it. Spending 5 hours per week dedicated to learning might seem impossible to fit into an otherwise busy and stressful schedule of commitments, but the long-term benefits can be profound.

Here are some key quotes from Michael Simmons’ article linked below:

“Working hard is the industrial era approach to getting ahead. Learning hard is the knowledge economy equivalent.

Just as we have minimum recommended dosages of vitamins, steps per day, and minutes of aerobic exercise for maintaining physical health, we need to be rigorous about the minimum dose of deliberate learning that will maintain our economic health. The long-term effects of intellectual complacency are just as insidious as the long-term effects of not exercising, eating well, or sleeping enough. Not learning at least 5 hours per week (the 5-hour rule) is the smoking of the 21st century and this article is the warning label.”

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