grit

Practice is a Necessity for Performance

Engaging in deliberate practice is one of the key differences between those that are good/talented/lucky and those that are truly great at what they do (and continue to be). Researcher K. Anders Ericsson talks about how innate ability and gifts will only take you so far. It might make you…

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Luck or Grit? You Can Control One of Those Things…

You may have seen a few posts by me where I mention the importance of discipline and intensity when it comes to repetitive success. Luck will happen on its own, so don’t worry about it or bemoan when you don’t seem to have enough of it. Worry about grit—doing the hard…

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Doing the Work Required: Discipline and Intensity

If you are spending hours and hours working to get better at something, it can be unbelievably frustrating to see no results. This situation is played out millions of times every year after the holidays and wedding season when humans of a certain size try to become humans of a 10% smaller size.…

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