Thanks to Barry for passing this along.
How long does it take to become elite at your craft? And what do the people who master their goals do differently than the rest of us?
For decades, Hayes has been investigating the role of effort, practice, and knowledge in top performers. He has studied the most talented creators in history — people like Mozart and Picasso — to determine how long it took them to become world class at their craft. Furthermore, he has investigated the choices and experiences that have led to their success.
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