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    This book changed my thinking

    This book gives clear insight into how people learn, and the important of not just practice, but intentional practice. I learned three key things from is book that stick with me: 1. You are not born with it, it is learned. 2. Simply doing something is not the same as practicing it 3. It takes 10,000 hours of intentional practice to become an expert. This book changes the view that we are good at some things, and not good at others. We can be good at anything if we are willing to put the effort into practicing that activity.
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    We can all be better

    The big take-away from Colvin's book is: great achievement is the result of deliberate practice, with what we might consider innate talent being secondary. As parent's, this idea could influence how we encourage our children and with what intensity we require them to practice in a given field. Adults, however, are not beyond hope of greatness with adequate focus and commitment to a chosen field. Colvin supports this idea through stories of great business leaders who, as he points put, showed no special promise early in their careers. The key seems to be in finding what interests you most -- what you are driven to learn more about -- and then doing everything you can to practice the necessary skills to be better at it.
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