It's Not Who You Are, It's What You Do...

Fascinating Op-Ed at the New York Times today:

The latest research suggests a more prosaic, democratic, even puritanical view of the world. The key factor separating geniuses from the merely accomplished is not a divine spark. It’s not I.Q., a generally bad predictor of success, even in realms like chess. Instead, it’s deliberate practice. Top performers spend more hours (many more hours) rigorously practicing their craft.

Read the full editorial here.

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I have always believed talent is only a small piece of any genius pie. What you need more of is -- dedication, focus, conviction, practice, and perseverance. A little luck helps too.



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