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The Myth of Natural Talent: Prodigies, Savants, and the Real Role Inborn Qualities Play in Elite Performance

Sam Snead was one of the greatest golf players of all time. His success was attributed to natural talent; people literally called him the best natural player ever. Snead himself didn’t agree. In an interview with Golf Digest, he said, “People always said I had a natural swing. They thought I wasn’t a hard worker. But […]

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The Road to Greatness: 3 Steps from Child to Best in the World

Greatness isn’t born. It’s made. It’s the story of practice, not talent. That’s what we concluded in our previous article, in which we looked at the differences between elite performers and the rest. Decades of research concluded it all came down to one thing: the amount of quality practice an individual had accumulated over their lifetime. The Greats […]

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Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-Hour Rule & What Really Separates the Best From the Rest

In 1993, Anders Ericsson arrived at the Music Academy of West Berlin to study violinists. His goal: Figure out why the best violinists are better than the rest. To this end, he asked the academy’s music professors to identify three sets of violin players.Best violinists – the most elite students who had the potential for careers as […]

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