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i am told that i am a great improviser. i am not even sure what that means, but i know i try to be good at it. but if i am forced to play, i find it very hard to generate my best ideas. the truth is that i have been told i am not really a very good improviser. its the same thing with every individual. some people are born geniuses, and those people who arent are not always aware that they arent. we would like to think they are just not talented, and if they dont realize this, then the next step is to think that they are lazy. but they are not lazy. we might think we can force someone to work, but the truth is that they would rather fail than work. the next step is to consider them as stupid. and this is the deepest and most damaging form of prejudice. we make a hero out of a genius, and a fool out of a dunce. alain de botton, author of status anxiety
and so we allow them to stagnate. we tell them they should be geniuses, and we make them keep their heads down, or we assume that they are lazy. this is the first great flaw of the talent myth. the second is that we mistake dedication for hard work. dedication is not the same as hard work, and in our culture, hard work is almost always equated with success. so we call a people lazy when they are not. we call them lazy when they are just not so good at what we want them to do.
in a functioning society, talent isnt so important. it is not what matters. what matters is how you use what you have. we reward the achiever because it makes us feel better about ourselves. but what we are really doing is denying the genius who doesnt succeed as much as we do, and we are denying our own potential for development.
the guilds allowed for the development of talent without the need for all the routine that slowed down the development of modern society. this is what renaissance meant. its how they developed great artists. i can only recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn how they can be better at their jobs and can be better at something they are doing. the book is a masterpiece, and it will make you think differently about how to get better at something you do. dr. daniel goleman, author ofemotional intelligencethis is a must-read book if you want to understand what makes someone great at what he or she does. dean ornish, professor of medicine, beth israel deaconess medical center; author, eat, pray, lovethis book is about becoming a great player, and it may be the best book youll ever read. youll think differently about getting better at what you do, and youll think about how to get better as an individual. this is a book youll wish you had read 30 years ago, but you didnt! dr. daniel goleman, author of emotional intelligencethe best book ever written about talent, about passion, and about the human spirit. alex hutchinson, musician, producer and author this book is an excellent primer for anyone interested in the topics of talent and practice. it is an easy read, and well-written with a lot of practical advice. this is not a deep or controversial text, so if youre looking for that, you will not find it here. if you are looking for a book on the nature of talent and practice, or if you are looking for some very practical advice on methods to help people become and remain highly effective, then this book is for you. ۵ec8ef588b