The secret key to mastery
Read an interesting article in the Time magazine (Mar 10, 2008 issue) about why experience or raw talent are poor indicators of performance. The article cited the research done by Anders Ericsson at Florida State and suggested that "dedicated, slogging, generally solitary exertion" are the keys to "first-rate performance". One of the most intriguing points is that "it should never get easier; if it does, you are coasting, not improving". That's sounds really comforting isn't it?