“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” by Angela Duckworth

Skill is not the same thing as achievement. Without effort, your talent is nothing more than your unmet potential. Without effort, your skill is nothing more than what you could have done but didn’t. With effort, talent becomes skill and, at the very same time, effort makes skill productive. 

Any successful person has to decide what to do in part by deciding what not to do. 

The basic requirements of deliberate practice is unremarkable:

-A clearly defined stretch goal

-Full concentration and effort

-Immediate and informative feedback

-Repetition with reflection and refinement

To get the most out of deliberate practice, it must be a habit.

The idea of purpose is the idea that what we do matters to people other than ourselves.

“How can this help me develop the culture I want?”

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