Being my first blog post, I will start slow. I used to think that more hours in the practice room meant more improvement. However, not everything is symmetrical and we can end up doing much more “work” for the same result. This is when I learned about the concept of Deliberate Practice: a practice tool, psychological theory, and immense help to our studies. I have attached a link to the website Study Hacks (another great resource for simplifying success) that explains this concept much more eloquently than I can.
Some of the main themes I took from this are as follows:
Playing is not Practicing
Deliberate Practice is very focused, methodical, and planned
Work hardest on your weaknesses
“…busyness and exhaustion should be your enemy”
“Do less. But do what you do with complete and hard focus. Then when you’re done be done, and go enjoy the rest of the day.”