Summary of Jonathan Harnum's The Practice of Practice

Livre numérique

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.

Sample Book Insights:

#1 The pecking behavior of chicks is not an instinct, but rather a result of thousands of repetitions of the pecking action inside the egg. It is called circumstantial practice by researchers.

#2 The idea of natural talent is that you are either born with it or you aren’t. However, practice is still the only way to get better at anything. If you want to get better, you simply have to practice.

#3 The secret to becoming better at something is to have a constant desire to get better. This is not just about sitting in a room and playing scales, but about practicing diligently.

#4 The 10,000-hour rule, which states that it takes at least 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to achieve mastery in any field, is a red herring because the only practice that is vitally important is the practice you’re doing right now.