There is a real difference between practice and deliberate practice. With over 30 years of experience working with athletes, the difference between those practicing with a real purpose versus those just practicing is really obvious. It is deliberate practice that will really help you maximise your potential. Many have heard the 10,000 hour rule popularised by Malcolm Gladwell’s Book, Outliers, but that is not enough. Plenty of athletes the world over have put in more than 10,000 hours of practice, but by itself it’s not enough. Sheer volume alone does not win. Your practices must be Deliberate Practices and constantly stretching yourself and improving your skills – not just going through the motions. The difference between ordinary and Extraordinary is deliberate practice!
Here are some great tips to help you Deliberately Practice.