“Some people are just naturally brilliant.”
“That person has a photographic memory.”
As a society, we place a huge emphasis on ‘natural gifts’ and talents. Why is that?
Maybe because somewhere deep down, it helps us feel better about ourselves. If we believe that people are successful because they are naturally gifted, we don’t feel any responsibility to emulate them. After all, their talent is a gift that we don’t have!
But research has shown time and again that grit and deliberate practice are way more important for success than natural talent.
Even when it comes to learning, a structured approach and a consistent practice makes much more of a difference than how ‘brilliant’ we are.
In this video, I decode six simple, yet effective learning techniques. It’s a classic example of how methodical hard work wins over raw talent — every single time.
We encourage these techniques in our Extreme Focused Learning bootcamp — check it out here.