45 Deliberate Practice Examples for Rapidly Improving Your Skills - Nat Eliason
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... 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.
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.
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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 ...
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.
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.
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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.
Kobe Bryant, for example, was well-known for starting his practice routine as early as 4 AM and refusing to stop until he made 400 shots, no matter how long it took. He explained his reasoning by saying that “if I do this consistently over time then the gap is going to widen [between me and my competition]”.
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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.
... 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.
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