How to practise

Do you stay in your safe zone when practising?

“The essence of deliberate practice is continually stretching an individual just beyond his or her current abilities. That may sound obvious, but most of us don’t do it in the activities we think of as practice. At the driving range or at the piano, most of us are just doing what we’ve done before and hoping to maintain the level of performance that we probably reached long ago.” (Geoff Colvin Talent is Overrated.)

“…deliberate practice requires that one identify certain sharply defined elements of performance that need to be improved, and then work intently on them. “(Geoff Colvin, Why talent is overrated.”)

… or do you push the boundaries of your safe zone so that everytime you practise you come away feeling that you have started to master something new?

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