This is one of the most encouraging books I’ve ever read.
I always thought that your success was mostly based on your inborn talents, and that hard work added something to that. But I changed my mind after reading this book. Talent probably matters, but much less than we’ve all been led to believe.
Hard work matters a whole lot more. But not all kinds of hard work are created equal. If you think “hard work” means “busy work,” the good news is that “busy work” is pretty much useless.
But there’s another kind of “hard work” that makes all the difference. It’s called “deliberate practice,” and this book will prove to you that it matters, explain why it matters, and show you how to do it.
If you believe in my Success Equation, then you know that a big part of success is the quality of your writing. Quality is one of the five key factors to your success. The good news in the book Talent is Overrated is that quality can be learned. In fact, “deliberate practice” is the key to boosting the quality of your writing.