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    What Do You Do with a Mistake

    “What do you do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.” – Dean Smith *** Passion, Persistence, Goals, and the Development of Expertise *** An excerpt from How To Become The Best at Anything, Chapter 1, Passion and Interest “What is your passion? What are you passionate about? Are you passionate about a sport, say basketball, or surfing? Tennis anyone? How about art, or music. Perhaps you’re zeroed in on an academic field such as biology, or economics. Maybe you have a passion for exploring, with an eye on the Himalayas. Don’t have a passion, then what are you interested in? Interest and achievement go…

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    The Harder I Work

    “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson Read more about persistence and the development of expertise. *** Persistence and Motivation An excerpt from How To Become The Best at Anything, Chapter 9, Persistence, Motivation, and More About Your Path “Keep practicing no matter what. It will take years, you know this, so you have to keep practicing. You have to keep practicing getting better every time you practice. This is a very hard thing to do. You will get tired, bored, and frustrated. It is hard to keep your focus while practicing. I heard a…