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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 performance.

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

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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 professionals. It creates top performers in any field.

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Reach great heights

Imagine if you could captivate audiences with your impressive talents. It’s possible with the help of deliberate practice. You might think, “Eh, practice! I’ve tried that, and I learned nothing from it.”

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If you want to get good at anything it's best to practice deliberately.

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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, and then try, try, again”

Building habits is a long-term game, there's no immediate fix.

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