Saturday, May 30, 2009

Dedication Beats Experience and Talent

...rather than mere experience or even raw talent, it is dedicated, slogging, generally solitary exertion - repeatedly practicing the most difficult physical tasks for an athlete, repeatedly performing new and highly intricate computations for a mathematician - that leads to first-rate performance. And it should never get easier; if it does, you are coasting, not improving. Ericsson calls this exertion 'deliberate practice,' by which he means the kind of practice we hate, the kind that leads to failure and hair-pulling and fist-pounding

(emphasis added, from The Science of Experience - Time, Feb. 28, 2008).

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this posted by David August at 5:46 PM 

comments: AH painful but true thanks for the daily bits of wisdom,


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