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Talent is the result of deep practice. In his book, Daniel Coyle looks at extraordinary performers, shows what made them great and give insights into true mastery.

The Talent Code

The Talent Code

by Daniel Coyle

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DANIEL COYLE

Although talent feels and looks predestined, in fact we have a good deal of control over what skills we develop, and we have more potential than we might ever presume to guess.

Where you end up in your field, whether it's sports, arts, or business, is not a result of your genes and your environment. 

Although talent feels and looks predestined, we have more control over what skills we develop and more potential than we might ever ...

When we hear of 'muscle memory,' it really describes our brain's neurological circuitry. The brain circuits are connected and insulated by a substance called myelin. When we practice or engage in any skill, we stimulate myelin growth.

Talent is the result of deep pr...

Choose one goal beyond your present abilities.

  1. Chunk it up: Break the thing you're trying to master down into chunks and master them one by one, then put them back together.
  2. Repetition: Repeat skills slowly and ensure to do them properly. Mista...

The tactical approach towards skill-building is only one part. The other is the student's attitude towards their first lesson or experience.

Three key factors fuel motivation and the love for the craft:

  • Psychological identity: If...

Very few people can develop their talents by themselves. Everyone has teachers or coaches who train, motivate, teach and inspire.

  • The best teachers are able to understand each student as an individual and customise their training to fit each student's ...

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