Wanna be an expert? Don’t worry

In one of her recent posts, Kathy addresses the drop out-amateur-expert problem saying anyone can become an expert at anything, provided we have interest. From her blog post :

How many people think they’ve missed their opportunity to be a musician, or an expert golfer, or even a chess grand master because they didn’t start when they were young? Or because they simply lacked natural talent? Those people are (mostly) wrong. According to some brain scientists, almost anyone can develop world-class (or at least top expertise) abilities in things for which they aren’t physically impaired. Apparently God-given talent, natural “gifts”, and genetic predispositions just aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Or at least not in the way most of us always imagined. It turns out that rather than being naturally gifted at music or math or chess or whatever, a superior performer most likely has a gift for concentration, dedication, and a simple desire to keep getting better. In theory, again, anyone willing to do what’s required to keep getting better WILL get better.

 

I’ve been a regular reader of Kathy’s ‘Creating Passionate Users‘ blog & she keeps coming up with such gems. More on How to be an expert 

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