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What Deliberate Practice Means

Deliberate practice involves:

  • Repetition of small and very specific sections of a skill instead of just playing through
  • Monitoring one's performance - in real-time and via recordings - continually looking for new ways to improve.

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Deliberate Practice

An active and thoughtful process of analyzing what went wrong, why it happened, and how you can produce different results the next time. 

It also means understanding that how you spend your practice time remains more important than how much time you spend practicing.

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  1. Naive Practice: it is the simple repetition of tasks that doesn't require challenging the mind. It isn't associated with boosting performance levels.
  2. Purposeful Practice: it is a level higher than naive practice because it requires a bigger amount of concentration and constructive criticism.
  3. Deliberate Practice: this requires an intense amount of advanced training with an expert in their specific field. This is rarely done by "normal" people and it practice takes 4-5 hours a day minimum.
The Promise of Deliberate Practice

Engaging in deliberate practice allows you to showcase the best version of yourself. You get to learn so many valuable and useful traits such as patience, grit, and meticulousness.

Whatever skill or sport you want to excel in, deliberate practicing is the best and the fastest way to enhance yourself.