Do the groundwork, but keep the vision in mind03 Aug 2013 | Reading time: 0 min
“One does not play Bach without having done scales. But neither does one play a scale merely for the sake of the scale.”
Merely deciding you’re committed for the long-term vs the short-term makes an enormous difference. [In the study] progress was determined not by any measurable aptitude or trait, but by a tiny, powerful idea the child had before even starting lessons. The differences were staggering. With the same amount of practice, the long-term-commitment group outperformed the short-term-commitment group by 400 percent. The long-term-commitment group, with a mere twenty minutes of weekly practice, progressed faster than the short-termers who practiced for an hour and a half. When long-term commitment combined with high levels of practice, skills skyrocketed.