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MASTERY or MEDIOCRITY
YOU DECIDE




Ben Scofield
@bscofield
WE ARE
obsessed
the TRAINING MONTAGE
DELIBERATE
 PRACTICE
SET a GOAL
  FAIL (usually)
ASK for FEEDBACK
     REPEAT
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xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxoxxxoxxxxxxxxxoxxxxx
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FAILURE isn’t FUN
FOCUS
    on
IMPROVEMENT
MASTERY
  isn’t
REQUIRED
MEDIOCRITY
no
PRACTICE
ADEQUACY
bad
PRACTICE
EXCELLENCE
some
PRACTICE
making
TRADEOFFS
THANKS!



Ben Scofield   http://www.viget.com/extend
@bscofield            http://benscofield.com
Mastery or Mediocrity
Mastery or Mediocrity
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  1. 1. MASTERY or MEDIOCRITY YOU DECIDE Ben Scofield @bscofield
  2. 2. WE ARE obsessed
  3. 3. the TRAINING MONTAGE
  4. 4. DELIBERATE PRACTICE
  5. 5. SET a GOAL FAIL (usually) ASK for FEEDBACK REPEAT
  6. 6. xxxxxxxxoxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxo xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxoxxxoxxxxxxxxxoxxxxx xoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxoxxoxxxoxxx xxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoooxxxxxxxxxxxxxox xxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxoxxxxoxxxxxxo xxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx oxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxx xoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxo xxxoxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxx xxoxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxx xxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxx xxxxxxxxoxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  7. 7. FAILURE isn’t FUN
  8. 8. FOCUS on IMPROVEMENT
  9. 9. MASTERY isn’t REQUIRED
  10. 10. MEDIOCRITY
  11. 11. no PRACTICE
  12. 12. ADEQUACY
  13. 13. bad PRACTICE
  14. 14. EXCELLENCE
  15. 15. some PRACTICE
  16. 16. making TRADEOFFS
  17. 17. THANKS! Ben Scofield http://www.viget.com/extend @bscofield http://benscofield.com
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