What do we mean by deliberate practice?
practice is a specially designed activity intended for the development of a
particular skill. It is not enjoyable for all because practicing the same
thing for a long time makes you frustrated sometimes. It takes your time, money
and your energy but mastering a skill will give you immense success. One study
shows that you have to invest 10 years to master any skill.
Deliberate practice requires leaving the boundaries of a comfortable zone. Deliberate
practice is built on actions that can be repeated many, many times. This
is something that you can practice, practice until it works out. If you are deliberately
practicing then you should do progress otherwise you are doing everything
Steps for deliberate practice-
1- Set specific goal
You should have a clear idea what skills you want to develop. Don’t start
practicing with confusion in your mind. You are spending so many things to
develop a skill so it should be worth it. You should have clear ideas in your
mind about your goals.
2- Practice in small parts
Divide your skills into smaller parts and practice it separately. And when
think that you are ready, sum it up. Analyze and measure your progress. You will
be happy with the results of your progress.
3- Take feedbacks
You yourself can analyze your practice but it’s necessary that you should
have someone who can tell you the truth about your practice. You don’t know
what you are doing wrong, so who should have someone by your side. Make a video
or write it down so that you can get feedback later. Use these feedbacks to get
better in next practice session and one day you will be master of it.
4- Repeat, repeat, and repeat
You have to repeat till you learn it perfectly, and then you have to
repeat till then when you get absolutely comfortable with it.
5- Make it tough
Don’t choose the easiest task to do, because for that you don’t have to
leave your comfort zone. You have to choose something that can get you out of
your comfort zone. So many people don’t do deliberate practice because it
requires hard work. But the results are very pleasant and will surely give you
6- Do with someone better than you
When you will see that the people around you are better than you then you
will automatically start practicing hard. So surround yourself with people who
are better and experienced than you.
Writers don’t write from morning till evening, they do their writing for
specific hours with full focus. You should also follow it, practice your skill,
not for the whole day but some specific time but with your full concentration.