The Secret of Deliberate Practice

In this video I speak about something that I learned about called deliberate practice:

An excerpt from Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World Class Performers from Everybody Else

“The factor that seems to explain the most about great performance is something the researchers call deliberate practice. Exactly what that is and isn’t turns out to be extremely important. It definitely isn’t what most of us do on the job every day, which begins to explain the great mystery of the workplace- why we’re surrounded by so many people who have worked hard for decades but have never approached greatness. Deliberate practice is also not what most of us do when we’re practicing golf of the oboe or any of our other interests. Deliberate practice is hard. It hurts. But it works. More of it equals better performance. Tons of it equals great performance.”

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Chris Hughes

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Debbie Webb - August 15, 2011 Reply

Practice makes perfect, thanks for sharing – you are very inspiring.

Chris Hughes - August 15, 2011 Reply

you’re welcome Deb 🙂 Thank you!

Glenn K. Garnes - August 15, 2011 Reply

Love it Chris.  Thanks for the book recommendation.  I just bought a Contour Plus wearable cam to start doing more vids myself.  Our recording studio is almost ready too!  Maybe I’ll get you to come up!

Chris Hughes - August 15, 2011 Reply

my pleasure Glenn! It was recommended to me from an interview I listened to with Lewis Howes and David Garland so I had to buy it. Congrats on investing in the Contour Plus!!! That’s awesome. I’d love to see pics/vids from your studio and come up to help out in any way I could! 

Dewane Mutunga - August 16, 2011 Reply

Deliberate Practice, I call it sweat equity. Never do I ever expect positive results from anything without sweat equity. This deliberate practice subject reminds me of something I read about the difference between the mediocre and the greatest. What the reading said was that amateurs are practicing so they learn how to get something right, but the professional is practicing so he never gets it wrong. Think it speaks to tireless work and trying to perfect one’s craft.

Chris Hughes - August 16, 2011 Reply

Exactly Dewane! If someone isn’t willing to put in the sweat equity they won’t get the results they truly want. That makes a lot of sense with the amateurs doing things so they can do it right. It’s like the professional basketball player staying after a practice to shoot free throws until he shoots 95% or 100% to make sure he never misses when it counts. 

It’s all about perfect practice and being willing to put the time in to do it. 

Jarrett Gucci - August 19, 2011 Reply

Great Video Chris!

Chris Hughes - August 19, 2011 Reply

thanks Jarrett! 

Joshua Zamora - August 23, 2011 Reply

Hey Chris! Truly amazing Video man!

Very Inspiring words! Also love your production man great job! 

Chris Hughes - August 25, 2011 Reply

thanks Joshua 🙂 I’ve been playing around quite a bit with the video editing stuff to make it look better 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying it! 

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