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Talent is Overrated

Practice Makes Perfect

 


Not buying Geoff Colvin's idea that talent is overrated? Well, studies show that those who progress professionally simply practice more than those that don't.

Think about it - by the time Mozart was 5 years old he had already received more instruction in music than most people do in a lifetime. Tiger Woods, arguably the greatest golfer of all time, had a golf club in his hand as soon as he could walk.

Bottom line, if we want to achieve greatness, then we have to put in the time to get there. Check out this week's episode and let's continue our quest to achieve greatness - or Chase Excellence - together!

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The Mystery

 


Another week, another new book! Today, it's "Talent is Overrated" by Geoff Colvin.

Here's my favorite point of today's show...

Most of what we want to do is hard. That’s life. Encountering problems, discouragement, and disappointment is inevitable. So, any knowledge about what makes us better at the things we want to do - real knowledge, not myth or assumptions - can be used not just to make us successful, but also to make us happy.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

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