No ongoing search into the benefits of practice can ignore this canonical Allen Iverson press conference:
How does a band learn to sing a song?
They gotta sing it! Malcolm Gladwell talks with Pentatonix about their process for learning to sing songs together. It happens around the 10:30 mark.
Sam Altman wrote something about being successful. I don’t believe there’s a single path to success but I do think the points he makes are valid and this argument he makes about thinking is good, especially as thinking, I believe, is a critical component of learning.
3. Learn to think independently
Entrepreneurship is very difficult to teach because original thinking is very difficult to teach. School is not set up to teach this—in fact, it generally rewards the opposite. So you have to cultivate it on your own.
Thinking from first principles and trying to generate new ideas is fun, and finding people to exchange them with is a great way to get better at this. The next step is to find easy, fast ways to test these ideas in the real world.
“I will fail many times, and I will be really right once” is the entrepreneurs’ way. You have to give yourself a lot of chances to get lucky.
One of the most powerful lessons to learn is that you can figure out what to do in situations that seem to have no solution. The more times you do this, the more you will believe it. Grit comes from learning you can get back up after you get knocked down.