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Defining deliberate practice

The term "deliberate practice" is mostly attributed to Karl Anders Ericsson, an influential figure in the field of performance psychology. Deliberate practice turns amateurs into profession...

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The Ultimate Deliberate Practice Guide: How to Be the Best

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While engaging in deliberate practise, we are always looking for errors or areas of weakness. Once we identify it, we establish a plan for improving it. If one app...

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Deliberate practice is a universal technique employed in any area you're trying to be the best at or get a little bit better at.

For example, competitive fields with cl...

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Our nature is to choose the easiest thing. When we practice something a lot, we develop habits that make the task almost effortless. While it may be helpful, it can interfere with ...

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Most often, deliberate practice is repeated frustration and failure. Similar to a baby learning to walk, we will often fall for every step we take. That is the point

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Deliberate practice is very challenging and impossible to do all day long. At the high end, top practitioners rarely spend more than three to five hours per day on deliberate pract...

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Practicing something without knowing if you are getting better is pointless.

  • Identify the most important metrics related to performance. Keep a recor...

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Deliberate practice is most effective when used with a coach some of the time to give feedback, point out problems, suggest techniques for improvement, and provide vital motivation...

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Geoff Colvin

"…A critical part of self-evaluation is deciding what caused those errors. Average performers believe their errors were caused by factors outside their control: my opponent got lucky; the task ...

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Persisting with deliberate practice needs a lot of motivation. However, the motivation needs to come from within, not from external rewards or to avoid a negative consequence. We need to en...

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  • Deliberate practice tends to fast track progress, but truly mastering a skill is a lifelong process.
  • There are no examples of people labelled as prodigies that did ...

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The deeper we focus during deliberate practice sessions, the more we get out of them.

  • If you can pay your full attention for only five minutes in practice

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The spacing effect refers to how we can better remember information if we learn them in multiple sessions with increasingly longer intervals between them. It is nearly impossible t...

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Deliberate practice is more complex and nuanced than we like to believe.

  • Deliberate practice is necessary but insufficient. Once you reach a high level for any skill, ...

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