"1. Do what does not come easy.
The key to deliberate practice is discomfort, and discomfort is generated by doing those tasks which are outside of your current abilities.
2. Manage energy to maintain productivity:
Better energy management allows for sustain sessions of intense practice, whereas many of us are normally inclined to simply slog away throughout the day, spreading our energy far too thin.
3. Avoid reactive behavior, work with an ideal in mind
In a sense, deliberate practice is hard not only in application but also for our ego. It hurts to fail, so we are often reactive in our efforts to simply “not mess up”, rather than proactively pursuing an end goal with a relentless force.
It may sound cheesy to say, “Don’t be afraid to fail,” but from the way that the benefits of deliberate practice operate, failure is something that needs to become the norm rather than a thing to be avoided: we can’t practice in areas of discomfort without messing up quite often."
Forget Flow – The Secret to Skill Lies in Discomfort - Expert Enough
Don't be afraid to fall when learning to ski comes to mind.. harder as you mature.
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