Geoff Colvin completely annihilates the notion put forth by many that you're either born with the right talent or you aren't. He then systematically shows that it's all about achieving excellence is a matter of deliberately practicing hard for ten years or more. I love the way he uses Mozart as "Exhibit A." As a child Mozart was not any more brilliant than many children of his day (or children of today); his brilliance came after he had been living music under the tutelage of his father for well over a decade.
This book gives me a lot of hope since I have yet to achieve many of my dreams. Until reading this book I was beginning to doubt whether I was wired correctly for achieving some of my dreams. I now believe that it's a matter of deliberate, well designed and persistent hard work in one's field.
Thank you Geoff Colvin.
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