They say that it takes 10 years of full time practice to develop a genius-level skill in something. If you have at least average intelligence and you haven't picked a grossly inappropriate skill set for your person, you would do extremely well in 10 years. Might take 20 years of time if you have only 4 hours/day for your self-education.
So, what would you pick?
I might want to be a kick-ass project engineer at software projects. Of course I'm afraid it might not happen. But, still.
How the situation might change if I'm allowed to pick a skill I may develop entirely on my own? I Might like singing, speaking several languages or some other performance.
What do you think of the concept "10 years to being a genius at something?"