It’s all about the way you practice the skills key to the task at hand. Research has shown that “Deep Practice” (or Deliberate Practice) is how experts train. Here is the four parts to focus on:
1) Make your practice as similar to the real life scenario as possible.
2) Don’t be passive.
Testing yourself is far better than just reviewing.
3) Practice is not just repetition.
Be ruthlessly critical and keep trying to improve on the constituent elements of the skill.
Ruthlessly critical in practice, blindly optimistic on game day. It’s irrational, but it works.
4) Practice a lot: 10,000 hours worth.
And when the big day comes, make sure you know the methods to resist choking under pressure.
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