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"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again” is a popular saying but, to count as truly helpful advice, it should say: "If at first you don’t succeed, practice, practice, practice, an...
Some of the greatest artists, innovators, and athletes of all time became great because of their commitment to practice, not their commitment to seeing immediate results.
The more banal and ordinary a habit is the less likely we are to think about how to deliberately practice it.
But deliberate practice applies to all habits no matter how big or s...
Sometimes your task is so mundane and so far away from being what is normally considered a skill that it’s hard to figure out how to practice it at all; so you have to get creative.
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Nothing sabotages your productivity quite like bad habits.
They slow you down, decrease your accuracy, make you less creative, and stifle your performance.
It takes you 15 consecutive minutes of focus before you can fully engage in a task. Once you do, you fall into flow, a state of increased productivity.
Click in and out of your work enough times to check the news of social media, and you can go through an entire day without experiencing flow.
We freeze up when it’s time to get started because we know that our ideas aren’t perfect and what we produce might not be any good.
But you can never produce something great if you don't get started and give your ideas time to evolve.
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"Work Hard" is one of the oldest pieces of advice for success. According to the author Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to attain mastery.
Truly working 40 hours in a week is rare because just completing your work hours doesn't amount to real work. 40 hours of great work output can come from 60 or more hours of 'regular' work.
Work can also take many different forms, and is not confined to the working that is 'visible'.
Discover something you love to do, that you’re good at doing, and that you can get compensated for.
When work becomes play, it doesn't stress us out and doesn't seem to exhaust us. Work that is fun for us, becomes great work. Joyful, meaningful work is one of the keys to being successful.
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