Unlock Your Performance with Deliberate Practice

 
 

Experience does not equal mastery.

Have you ever worked with someone who has a ton of experience but isn’t actually great at their job?

Throughout our careers, we tend to do the same things over and over again. We call this experience.

Give me someone who practices deliberately for one year over someone who has thirty years of experience.
— Andrew Sykes

In the world of work, experience is often considered a substitute for deliberate practice. In reality, experience is a very slow and ineffective way to achieve mastery.

In professional sports, dance or music, those at the top of their game spend hours deliberately practicing for every second they perform.

Why should it be any different for top-performing business professionals?

OK, but what is deliberate practice? And, how can you use it to get great at anything?