2 – The Myth Of Talent

Do you really need innate talent and special genes to be an artist or successful in any field?

We discuss this topic in the latest episode of the podcast.

The Myth of Talent

Despite what many people think, the science is pretty clear on this: “the differences between expert performers and normal adults reflect a life-long period of deliberate effort to improve performance in a specific domain.”

We also believe that, most of the time, it’s not a lack of knowledge that stops people from closing the gap.

So, what’s really needed to close the gap? As Ira Glass says, it’s doing a lot of work. But doing a lot of mindless work might only serve to reinforce errors and bad habits.

We will delve deeper into what it means to practice in the right way in the next episodes. Stay tuned!

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January 9, 2019