What does it ACTUALLY take to be great?
Over the last decades, we’ve learned that practice, alone, isn’t enough. You need to make your practice “deliberate,” with a fierce focus on assessing and improving. In this sense, becoming mesmerizingly good might have more to do with being purposeful than obsessed.
Thing is, this type of practice is often grueling, not fun, and takes years of effort to yield results. So what keeps the best of the best doing it?
Great teachers and a willingness to be taught. Both are critical, and very often missing. Dive into this riff as we explore the road to expertise.