How the 5-Hour Rule Can Positively Impact Your Career

July 14, 2016

10:15 am

When it comes to career advancement, seeing what makes a difference in your career development can make or break your professional success. Adaptability and your reliable productivity boosts all play a role in helping you continue advancing in your career, but what else can you do to ensure that success is yours? For entrepreneurs and employees alike, it could come down to being able to adapt the “five-hour rule”.

According to Medium, the “five-hour rule” is a rule that calls for someone applying five hours a day to deliberate learning of a specific skill can drastically impact your success rate, pushing for faster mastery and further adaptability of new skills.

Constant learning plays a key role in determining who will be successful long-term, so choosing to make the five-hour rule a priority can positively impact your own productivity and long-term career success.

So, what do you need to reap the benefits of the five-hour rule? Dedicate five hours (they don’t have to be consecutive) to a task or skill – it could be anything from reading to writing or working on technical learning. No matter what task you choose to complete, dedicating five hours to mastering it can help you master it and better apply these skills to your job role.

Giving the five-hour rule a chance could be just the boost your career needs – you never know what ways it can change your career for the better.

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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