Myth & Magic Of Deliberate Practice

General News | May-22-2023

Myth & Magic Of Deliberate Practice

Deliberate practice is a type of practice designed specifically to boost performance. It is a planned, goal-oriented activity to improve performance beyond current proficiency levels. One of the most potent tools is available to anyone serious about improving their performance in any area.

The power of deliberate practice is the capacity to drill particular skills until they become ingrained in the performer's muscle memory. By dividing the performance into its parts and repeating them until they can be performed with close to perfect accuracy, it focuses on the specifics of the performance.

Intentional practice is very different from casual, recreational practice. Consistent practice, intense concentration, and the willingness to step outside one's comfort zone are all required. It requires being open to receiving helpful feedback and incorporating it into subsequent practice sessions. It requires the humility to acknowledge and take responsibility for one's mistakes as well as the willingness to push oneself to new levels of performance. It requires a commitment to consistent practice and clear goals.

Though it does require dedication and commitment, deliberate practice is a realistic and doable strategy for performance improvement. It is a process rather than a one-time event that requires consistent effort to be successful. Additionally, because some areas may require additional professional guidance or assistance, deliberate practice is not a "cure-all" for all performance issues.

The idea that you can improve if you put in enough effort is the magical aspect of deliberate practice. It works similarly to a spell that can be cast if you put in enough effort and focus on the current task. This idea is supported by research that demonstrates that individuals who practice intentionally are more likely to improve than those who do not.

By : karan
Anand School for Excellence

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