Achieving True Success: Not as Complicated as It May Seem

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Success is what every person tries to achieving their lifetime, and through this overarching goal you get those that are successful and those that are not. In the article by James Clear What Mozart and Kobe Bryant Can Teach Us About Deliberate Practice, deliberate practice is the defining characteristic that separates people from success and stagnation (or failure). Clear defiance deliberate practice as a medium in which, along with other factors, decide success through work that specializes on the specific needs improvement. This specificity in one’s improvement decides how much they improve and eventually decide their success. So the more specific and intensely any person trains on a specific skill, the higher the probability that they’ll be successful in that skill. In Clear’s writing, deliberate practice is not correlated to how much you practice on trying to improve a skill; but more about what in particular about that skill you’re trying to improve. In the article, Clear brings up Jerry Seinfeld's, “ ‘don’t break the chain’ strategy is all about deliberately practicing the skill of writing jokes.” In other words, in order for a comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, to improve in his career he needs to practice the particular skill of writing jokes to be successful. Jerry’s term “don’t break the chain” simply means to not break the chain of jokes. This correlates to Clear’s perception of improvement stemming from training deliberately versus training without a purpose. The strategy Seinfeld uses to improve his comedic ability is what has made him successful in his field as a comedian through long nights of studying, coming up with, refining, and memorizing new jokes. In Clear’s writing, it isn’t just deliberate practice that affects success, but the time put in as well. The amount of time someone puts into is what separates the mediocre from professional. Clear…...

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