wonderful advice on learning from Dennis Callahan. Wowsers.
In recent years, however, the pendulum has shifted. It turns out that the intrinsic nature of talent is overrated – our genes don’t confer specific gifts.
“The Role of Deliberate Practice in the Acquisition of Expert Performance”: “The differences between expert performers and normal adults are not immutable, that is, due to genetically prescribed talent. Instead, these differences reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance.”
Important piece by Joshua Foer on going beyond the OK plateau. Previously Jonah Lehrer on Grit. Are you here for the long term or the short fix? Intro/extra? Perseverance.
“the perseverance and passion for a long-term goal,” and set about testing it as a predictor for outstanding achievement. Here’s a recent
video: Now Is What You Call Perseverance!
plies making my work visible as not only an end outcome but also the messy processes and thinking