730 Hours, mastery

Deliberate Practice: How to Practice Without Practicing and Improve Faster

March 15, 2017
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It has been pounded into your head — if you want to be good at anything, you have to practice. But to be great, it takes more than just practice — it takes deliberate practice.

Here’s the difference:

  • Practice is drawing.
  • Deliberate practicing is drawing faces over and over until you’re good at it.

Deliberate practice is a structured, systematic approach to mastery and it requires focus, attention to detail, and grit.

And sometimes it requires practicing without practice. Continue Reading…

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Be Great at Anything By Being Great at Simplifying

March 3, 2017
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Today, Jordan Burroughs can sit elbow to elbow at the table of greats.

4x World Champion/Olympic Gold Medalist, 22 International Championships — a far cry  and an impressive resume for a man who barely received an athletic scholarship — but in a sport where techniques hold names such as “Cement Mixer” and “The Guillotine,” Jordan Burroughs has made his signature move the double-leg takedown  — the most basic move in wrestling. Continue Reading…