When my fraud complex kicks in and I question my competence, as I’ve done in situations like this, I ask myself what I’m really, really good at.
Malcolm Gladwell believes it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert, citing, inter alia, the Beatles’ prolonged musical boot camp in Hamburg’s dives. (I actually think the Beatles reinforced some bad musical habits in that era and only blossomed once they got into the studio with George Martin. More Beatles stuff here).
I feel like I’ve clocked 10,000 hours into suitcase packing over many years of travelling. Packing, for me, is an art, a science, and a kind of zen practice. It’s my time to shine.
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