Let’s Better Understand Deliberate Practice

Let’s talk about regular practice versus deliberate practice.   Let me describe my two different practices in golf and see if you can discern the difference.

In regular practice, I hit a large bucket of balls every week, thinking that this will make me a better golfer.  In deliberate practice, I hit 100 golf balls with my nine iron, with the goal of hitting at least 80 of them with a ten foot circle of a flag stick that is 125 yards from where I am standing.  Do you hear the difference?

Do not forget my golf deliberate practice example as you help your coachees commit to new practice.  Specific, detailed, and highly focused intended results are the very essence of both deliberate practice and greatness!

  • Posted by Coach Pete
  • Monday, May 21st, 2012
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