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Remember that old saw – “Practice makes perfect”? As it turns out, that’s not true.

It is true that practice is a key component of mastery in virtually any skill and field. But not all practice is equally valuable.

The person who practices something over and over again without giving it much thought is likely to just further reinforce the problems that exist in his or her currently poor performance.  That kind of practice all but guarantees continued mediocrity – and frustration.

Practice that leads to improvement has to be much more deliberate – critical and analytical – than that.

James Clear calls the sort of practice that improves our performance “Deliberate Practice” – and he says that’s what distinguishes those who improve and eventually excel from those who don’t.

He uses golfer Ben Hogan’s approach to practice as just one example of what he’s talking about. Benjamin Franklin used the same methodological approach to become an effective writer.

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