#ConceptsExplained – Deliberate Practice By Carl Newport

The concept of Deliberate Practice was made popular by Carl Newport, in his bestseller, ‘So Good They Can’t Ignore You.’

One line explanation – Quality of practice time is just as important as the quantity.

You might be familiar with the “10,000-hour” rule or as it is sometimes called, the “10-year” rule. It is the amount of time that researchers say is needed to achieve expertise or excellence.

However, two people who spend equal time on practising may not improve equally. While regular practice might include mindless repetitions, deliberate practice requires focused attention and is conducted with the specific goal of improving performance.

While this is especially useful to artists, this practice can be applied by students and working professionals as well for achieving success faster.