deepstash

Beta

45 Deliberate Practice Examples for Rapidly Improving Your Skills - Nat Eliason

Deepstash brings you key ideas from the most inspiring articles like this one:

Read more efficiently

Save what inspires you

Remember anything

https://www.nateliason.com/blog/deliberate-practice-examples

nateliason.com

45 Deliberate Practice Examples for Rapidly Improving Your Skills - Nat Eliason
Deliberate practice is by far the most effective method for rapidly improving your abilities at any skill. If you're lucky enough to have a good coach, they'll take care of the planning and feedback necessary for effective deliberate practice. But when you're learning on your own, you have to get creative in how you challenge yourself and assess your abilities.

8

Key Ideas

Save all ideas

Deliberate practice

...  is by far the most effective method for rapidly improving your abilities at any skill.

It requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performa...

368 SAVES


The Deliberate Practice Roadmap

  1. Find a teacher or a 'substitute.
  2. Assess your limits.
  3. Set SMART goals.
  4. Practice with focus.
  5. Get feedback.
  6. Repeat,

384 SAVES


Art / Design

  • Look at an app’s UI, logo, color scheme, etc., hide it, then try to redesign it on your own from memory. Compare your design to the original.
  • Copy a work you like by drawing ...

357 SAVES


Copywriting

Come up with three different sales copy for a landing page, try to rank how they’ll perform relative to each other, then compare the results after testing.

207 SAVES


Language Learning

  • Watch a movie in a foreign language with the subtitles in English, cover the subtitles, and quiz yourself after every sentence they speak. 
  • Go to the mall in a foreign c...

420 SAVES


Reading

  • Use a speed reading app to force yourself beyond your reading comfort zone while testing yourself for comprehension, and slowly up the speed as you’re comprehending things accurately.

377 SAVES


Speaking / Presenting

  • Force yourself to start sentences over if you use filler words such as “like” “um” “uh” etc.
  • Give presentations with no words on the slides, only images.
  • Video...

438 SAVES


Writing

  • Forbid yourself from using certain kinds of words, such as adjectives or adverbs.
  • Force yourself to write from a different perspective than you usually do, or in a dif...

429 SAVES


SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:

Minimize distractions

Don't leave your phone and computer within arm’s reach during practice sessions. 

Put them where you can’t see or hear any notifications so you won’t be tempted to stop ...

Focus on quality

Start slow if you’re new to what you’re practicing so you can make sure you’re doing quality work, like landing one dance move well before moving onto the rest of the routine. 

Once you feel comfortable, increase your speed, but don’t lose sight of the quality of your practice.

Divide your practice into sessions

Give yourself breaks in between practice sessions. 

Even professional athletes and performers take time between sessions to recharge so they can maintain the right quality level during practice.

one more idea

"Learning is deeper and more durable when it's effortful... Learning that's easy is like writing in sand, here today and gone tomorrow."

 -  Make It Stick: The Science Of Suc...

Bring it back from memory

Retrieval is so effective is that it strengthens the neural pathways associated with a given concept.

When you're attempting to recall an idea, method, or technique from memory, you're retrieving. Flash cards are a great example: They force you to recall an idea from memory, unlike a technique like highlighting where you're not burning anything into your brain. 

Connect new ideas

... to what you already know.

When you try to put a new idea into your own words, you're elaborating.

For example, if you're in physics class and trying to understand heat transfer, try to tie the concept into your real-life experiences, say, by imagining how a warm cup of coffee disperses heat into your hands.

4 more ideas

Learning from mistakes

You can only learn from a mistake after you admit you've made it.

Don't start blaming other people (or the universe) for the things that go wrong, because you distance yourself from an...

How we perceive failure

We see mistakes and failure as shameful things. And we usually identify with them:

If I fail a test, then I am a failure. If I make a mistake then I am a mistake.

Learning from mistakes

It requires three things:

  • Putting yourself in situations where you can make interesting mistakes.
  • Having the self-confidence to admit to them.
  • Being courageous about making changes.

2 more ideas