Deliberate practice has three key components: setting specific goals; obtaining immediate feedback; and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome.
Content: Quotation | Authors: Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt | Subjects: Personal Development, Preparation, Skills
The thoughts of others
Were light and fleeting,
Of lovers’ meeting
Or luck or fame.
Mine were of trouble,
And mine were steady,
So I was ready
When trouble came.
– A.E. Houseman
You can say, who wants to go through life anticipating trouble? Well I did. All my life I’ve gone through life anticipating trouble. And here I am, going along in my 84th year and like Epectitus, I’ve had a … [ Read more ]
Content: Quotation | Source: USC School of Law Commencement – May 13 | Subjects: Preparation, Wisdom
We have heard it said a thousand times that “practice makes perfect.” As well-meaning as whoever told you this might have been, they were wrong. Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes consistent. Perfect practice makes perfect. Mediocre practice makes mediocrity.
Content: Quotation | Source: CEO Refresher | Subjects: Personal Development, Preparation
Enlightened trial and error succeeds over the planning of the lone genius.
Content: Quotation | Sources: America’s Leading Design Firm, The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from Ideo | Subjects: Planning, Preparation
Chance favours only the prepared mind.
Content: Quotation | Source: The Economist | Subjects: Luck, Preparation
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Opportunity, Preparation
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Content: Quotation | Subjects: Future, Preparation
Any company that cannot imagine the future won’t be around to enjoy it.
Content: Quotation | Source: Competing for the Future | Subjects: Change Management, Preparation
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Content: Quotation | Subject: Preparation