Over the past week or so, Justine at Tribal Writer has written a great series called “Tyler Durden’s Rules for Writing in the Zone”. In her latest post, she quotes a few sources, but made an interesting point:
“Deliberate practice” is the stuff of champions, more important than innate natural talent, and entirely within your control.
And then finishes with:
Focus on the task, not the outcome. Intrinsic motivation is the best and most powerful kind (and also what leads to external rewards).
Very clever indeed!
Her writing is very much focused on becoming a better writer, but I love how you can apply this to many other areas of your life…
What does it take to become a great violinist? A great basketball player? A great parent?