GEOFF COLVIN ~ DELIBERATE PRACTICE ~ TALENT IS OVERRATED

~ OPAGWWE ~ Occasionally People Actually Get Worse With Experience

~ TFTSTETMABP-DP ~ The Factor That Seems To Explain The Most About Great Performance – Deliberate Practice

~ PWDBTLAARCP ~ T ~ The People Who Do Become Top-Level Achievers Are Rarely Child Prodigies

~ TGPIRSAOWTDAFOJTTUTAI-TIOTTNA ~ The Great Performers Isolate Remarkably Specific Aspects Of What They Do And Focus On Just Those Things Until They Are Improved – Then It’s On To The Next Aspect

~ CZ-LZ-PZ-OBCAITLZCOMP ~ Comfort Zone – Learning Zone – Panic Zone – Only By Choosing Activities In The Learning Zone Can One Make Progress

~ F-YCWOTAYLBIYCSTE-TTWH-YWGAB-AYSC ~ Feedback – You Can Work On Technique All You Like But If You Can’t See The Effects – Two Thing Will Happen – You Won’t Get Any Better – And You’ll Stop Caring

~ DPIAAAEOFAC-TIWMID-CSETEOPTAUATTOHTMTB ~ Deliberate Practice Is Above All An Effort Of Focus And Concentration – That Is What Makes It Deliberate – Continually Seeking Exactly Those Elements Of Performance That Are Unsatisfactory And Then Trying One’s Hardest To Make Them Better

~ 4OFHADSTBTULODP-ATIFQISLNMTAHTNM ~ Four Or Five Hours A Day Seems To Be The Upper Limit Of Deliberate Practice – And This Is Frequently Accomplished In Sessions Lasting No More Than An Hour To Ninety Minutes

~ ITATLTGWEAF-TEWDT-A-TWNDTBFTR ~ If The Activities That Lead To Greatness Were Easy And Fun – Then Everyone Would Do Them – And – They Would Not Distinguish The Best From The Rest

~ TRTDPIHCEVSAGN-IMTMPWDI-YWTDIWDYATM ~ The Reality That Deliberate Practice Is Hard Can Even Be Seen As Good News – It Means That Most People Won’t Do It – Your Willingness To Do It Will Distinguish You All The More

~ DPDNFEA-RLITCFT-MO-WAABL ~ Deliberate Practice Does Not Fully Explain Achievement – Real Life Is Too Complicate For That – Most Obviously – We’re All Affected By Luck

~ EWHAEPHETDATW-TANE ~ Everyone Who Has Achieved Exceptional Performance Has Encountered Terrible Difficulties Along The Way – There Are No Exceptions

~ TPOTLAIEH-NMPWCTPI-B-BUHAFBG-ACBB ~ The Price Of Top-Level Achievement Is Extraordinarily High – Not Many People Will Choose To Pay It – But – By Understanding How A Few Become Great – Anyone Can Become Better

ROGER DAWSON ~ THE POWER OF NEGOTIATION ~ ?

~ PDNWTST ~ People Do Not Want The Same Things

~ ‘N’-ISAOP ~ “No” – Is Simply An Opening Position

~ EC ~ Establish Criteria

~ P ~ Practice

~ GI ~ Get Information

~ TVOAAC(N) ~ Test Validity Of All Apparent Challenges (Nibbling)

~ DNLOPGYTP ~ Do Not Let Other People Give You Their Problems

~ DMP ~ Discuss Minor Points

~ NJATFO ~ Never Jump At The First Offer

~ AGTTPSEFLTHAS ~ Always Go Through The Process So Everyone Feels Like They Have Accomplished Something

~ NA ~ Never Argue

~ TVOASDRATSIP ~ The Value Of A Service Diminishes Rapidly After The Service Is Performed

~ NTPUF ~ Negotiate The Price Up Front

~ ABPAWTWA ~ Always Be Prepared And Willing To Walk Away

~ AFMTYW ~ Ask For More Than You Want

~ F-PAW ~ Flinch – People Are Watching

~ VR ~ Visually React

~ TOSIR ~ Trade Off Something In Return

~ ‘YWHTDBTT’ ~ “You Will Have To Do Better Than That”

~ TIARFI ~ There Is Always Room For Improvement

~ TPOTWW ~ The Power Of The Written Word

~ NG ~ Never Gloat

~ ACA ~ Always Congratulate Afterwards

~ BTOWWTC ~ Be The One Who Writes The Contract

~ BIDTTR ~ Break It Down To The Ridiculous

~ TIRMT ~ Think In Real Money Terms

~ MP ~ Maintain Perspective

~ FOTRI ~ Focus On The Real Issues

~ DAPCV ~ Develop And Project Consistent Values

~ PIS ~ Play It Straight

~ NRYD ~ Never Reveal Your Deadlines

~ CIBLAI ~ Changes In Body Language Are Important

~ TAMEIAI ~ There Are Many Elements In Any Issue

WAYNE DYER ~ IT’S NEVER CROWDED ALONG THE EXTRA MILE

~ HAMTIOTEAATN ~ Having A Mind That Is Open To Everything And Attached To Nothing

~ FYAOWYW-A-NOWYDW ~ Focus Your Attention On What You Want – And – Not On What You Don’t Want

~ OUYMTYP ~ Open Up Your Mind To Your Potential

~ ESWAI(T) ~ Everything Starts With An Idea (Thought)

~ SMOYTCTS-TWSS/CB-A-NTP ~ Spend More Of Your Time Considering The Solution – The Way Something Should/Could Be – And Not The Problem

~ LWYD&DWYLIRE ~ Loving What You Do And Doing What You Love Is Reward Enough

~ TSOAUIA ~ The Source Of All Unhappiness Is Attachment

~ DDWYMSIY ~ Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You

~ YCGAWYDH ~ You Can’t Give Away What You Don’t Have

~ WYAGAIWYCTAIYL ~ What You Are Giving Away Is What You Continue To Attract Into Your Life

~ ES ~ Embracing Silence

~ GUPH ~ Giving Up Personal History

~ DNBCBTP ~ Do Not Be Consumed By The Past

~ TPDNETF ~ The Past Does Not Equal The Future

~ IYDHAS-YDHATLU-OD-T ~ If You Don’t Have A Story – You Don’t Have Anything To Live Up – Or Down – To

~ YCESAPWTSM(A)TYCIW ~ You Can’t Ever Solve A Problem With The Same Mind (Awareness) That You Created It With

~ TANJR ~ There Are No Justified Resentments

~ TYAIYAAWYWLTB ~ Treat Yourself As If You Already Are What You Would Like To Become

~ TANAITU ~ There Are No Accidents In This Universe

~ YCOGPTPIYLWYTOOT-B-WBOG ~ You Can Only Get Past The Problems In Your Life When You Take Ownership Of Them – But – Without Blame Or Guilt

~ TYD ~ Treasure Your Divinity

~ PBKRTBR ~ Practice Being Kind Rather Than Being Right

~ OARP-TANS ~ On A Round Planet – There Are No Sides

~ AATTWY ~ Avoid All Thoughts That Weaken You

WAYNE DYER ~ PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

~ NOTDBWTHSMTATO ~ Nobody On Their Death Bed Wishes They Had Spent More Time At The Office

~ OFS ~ Operate From Strength

~ KTFWIB ~ Keep The Focus Where It Belongs

~ SEY ~ Stop Explaining Yourself

~ YGTILTWYTPTTY ~ You Get Treated In Life The Way You Teach People To Treat You

~ IH&IF-IS&IR-ID&IU ~ I Hear And I Forget – I See And I Remember – I Do And I Understand

~ DIWTPHTUY ~ Doing Is What Teaches People How To Understand You

~ SAFP ~ Stop Asking For Permission

~ TDBAFAAWIJ ~ The Difference Between A Flower And A Weed Is Judgment

~ ETYA’A’WU-A-EYA’F’EY ~ Everything That You Are “Against” Weakens You And Everything You Are “For” Empowers You

WAYNE DYER ~ ERRONEOUS ZONES

~ GIAUE ~ Guilt Is A Useless Emotion

~ LIACAFOC ~ Life Is A Choice And Full Of Choices

~ YMNBAOOC ~ You May Not Be Aware Of Other Choices

~ TRFYC ~ Take Responsibility For Your Choices

~ AYWYFTWYD ~ Ask Yourself Why You Feel The Way You Do

~ CSTCBEAB ~ Changing Self Talk Changes Both Emotions And Behavior

~ CAEWWKHTTUWPT ~ Challenges Are Exams We Will Keep Having To Take Until We Pass Them

~ WYASSLTIAUTHWYAS ~ What You Are Speaks So Loudly That I Am Unable To Hear What You Are Saying

~ ISITORS ~ Inner Security Is The Only Real Security

~ TA ~ Take Action

~ R ~ Reframe

~ TMIS ~ Thinking Makes It So

~ NITWUOYL ~ Now Is The Working Unit Of Your Life

~ TARTNAAA ~ Take Tiny Actions Rather Than No Action At All

~ TINWTHAHITW ~ There Is No Way To Happiness As Happiness Is The Way