What is the NUMBER ONE thing that separates talented individuals?
Is it genetics, environment or something else?
The Hall of Fame players from good players?
How about players that start in college versus those that won’t touch the field?
The answer isn’t complicated, sexy or mysterious…
It’s not working harder, being born with great genetics, or having a high IQ.
In 1993 psychologists went and studied the world’s best violinists at the West Berlin Music Academy.
They took the 30 best violinists and placed them into 3 groups based on their skill level, world class, great and above average. All of them studied 50.4 hours a week, slept the same amount and were very similar. But they found the elite group practices 15 more hours a week on their own.
By the age of 18 the elite performers had accumulated an additional 2,000 hours more then their lesser counterparts.
Here’s another one…
Anders Ericsson, the leading expert on being an expert, found that “Genes necessary to be a pro athlete are contained within all healthy individuals’ DNA.”
So what separates the amateur from the elite?
And It’s called deliberate practice.
Deliberate Practice is focused repetitions. Working on specific skills till you get it right…
Then master them so you won’t get them wrong. Too many athletes throw up mindless reps day after day, hoping for a big result.
It won’t happen. You need to be focused and work for a specific goal each time you work on your craft.
It’s all about practice. Deliberate practice.
Stop making excuses. If you want to be a high achiever, put in the work and get practicing. Go watch the Kobe documentary MUSE if you need more proof.
Skill + athletic ability + mentality = EXCELLENCE
Sweat Athletics by Sweat 60 in Santa Monica develops youth athletes by introducing them to the following:
- Foundational Strength Training in a safe environment
- Sport Specific Strength Training and Nutrition
- Resilience through the principles of developing an ironclad mindset
Run by former college athletes we have developed a clear system that gets athletes real results. For more information on securing your athlete a clear advantage email Kevin@sweat60fitness.com