I liked the video Peter, my son, showed to me that unwrapped the meaning of “Deliberate Practice.” I was always struggling with understanding of what it meant.

Here it is:

  1. Multiple attempts
  2. Immediate feedback
  3. Valid Environment
  4. Stepping out of comfort zone on subsequent attempts


  • If even one of these items is not present it means one is not getting an expert in whatever they’re doing:
    • Gamblers have 1 and 2, but not 3 and 4
    • Traders have 1, 2 and 4, but not 3
  • It’s incorrect to compare sport and business because of 2 and 3