My guest today on the Mental Game Podcast is the author of a book that I’ve recommended and referenced a lot in my career. Daniel Coyle is the author of The Talent Code, a truly fantastic book that deconstructs the idea of talent and proves that while natural talent does exist, the thing that really separates the winners and the losers is the level of deep practice they are prepared to put in.
We often seek to avoid failure, but Coyle has discovered a vast amount of research that proves that only when we push ourselves to the edges of our ability are we able to develop the skill needed to be elite performers in our field.
In this episode you will discover:
- Why struggle is a biological necessity for developing ability
- The importance of redefining our attitude towards failure
- The value of journaling
- How to treat emotions like a skill that can be developed
- The importance of surrounding yourself with people you want to emulate
I could talk to Daniel all day about deep practice and what the elite performers do differently from the rest of the field. You can learn more about Daniel’s books and work on his website. You can also follow him on Twitter: @Daniel Coyle
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