What if you aren’t born with the right skills? Research shows that skills are more developed from practice than from being born with the right genes. Do you want to be one of the top people in a field? You are only 5000 hours away from mastering a topic and 10,000 hours away from being an expert.
Below is an excerpt from a great article detailing this research and the link to the article. Read it and the whole article and then adopt the methods prescribed including the tips for getting deliberate practice and finding the right coaches. You’ll be on your way to being one of the top experts in your field!
“All the superb performers he (Benjamin Bloom) investigated had practiced intensively, had studied with devoted teachers, and had been supported enthusiastically by their families throughout their developing years. Later research building on Bloom’s pioneering study revealed that the amount and quality of practice were key factors in the level of expertise people achieved. Consistently and overwhelmingly, the evidence showed that experts are always made, not born.” From The Making of an Expert by K. Anders Ericsson, Michael J. Prietula, and Edward T. Cokel in the Harvard Business Review: http://bit.ly/MakingExperts