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Doing something every day doesn't guarantee mastery, only adequacy. What is needed is deliberate practice.
Only putting in time does not lead to mastery. You may improve at first but will eventually reach a comfortable level and stay there indefinitely.
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You might not study at all. However, learning underpins your life.
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Research on violinists shows that those who went on to become concert performers didn't practice more, but the time spent in deliberate practice was much higher.
Deliberate practice means trading automatic behavior for strategies to increase performance.
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The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, states that we need to focus on the few things that get us the most benefit.
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