What Separates Champions from ‘Almost Champions’? - Deepstash
Natural Talent or Consistency?

Great athletes are fascinating. And though your natural abilities (or lack thereof) may prevent you from becoming as good as the champs, you can improve yourself by emulat...

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What Separates Champions from ‘Almost Champions’?

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Nature + Nurture all the way

The difference between the greats and the almost-greats (which, by the way, applies well beyond sports) also appears to be at least partially driven by one specific thing — how each group r...

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Cultivate Unwavering Effort

Super champions were characterized by an "almost fanatical reaction to challenge.” They viewed challenges in a positive light — as opportunities to grow — ...

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Follow your interests

Super champions showed great interest in their sport, liked practicing, training and competing. They did not specialize in a single sport during their early childhood.

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Get Better

Super champions were driven from within. Their primary concern was self-improvement. They held themselves to high standards, but judged themselves against prior versions o...

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2X Effort

It’s true that not everyone can be a world-class performer. Our inherited traits still matter, and even our willingness to exert persistent effort may be at least partially genetic. Some of us are ...

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Angela Duckworth

Talent times effort equals skill, she says, and skill times effort equals achievement.

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Grow the Champion in you

With enough persistent effort, most people can get pretty good at anything.

  • Demonstrate persistent effort to follow your interests.
  • Practice foremost to ...

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