TIME Magazine sought the, well, expertise of Anders Ericsson, author of The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance for its recent cover article on experience. Ericsson is a professor at Florida State University and director of its Human Performance Laboratory.
Ericsson’s findings show that:
rather than mere experience or even raw talent, it is dedicated, slogging, generally solitary exertion — repeatedly practicing the most difficult physical tasks for an athlete, repeatedly performing new and highly intricate computations for a mathematician — that leads to first-rate performance.
That’s good news for us. Is everyone ready for the fun path to expertise?
Check out the article here.