The Talent Code
This book is a must read for everyone! “The Talent Code” makes you understand that you can be amazing at anything you want – how awesome is that! From physiotherapist, strength coaches, and personal trainers to parents, kids, and teachers – this book is equally mind-blowing.
Daniel Coyle shows through a plethora of facts and anecdotal stories that talent is merely a result of hard work. From Beethoven practicing more than two thousand hours by the age of six to Michaelangelo not being “talented” as a child, “The Talent Code” pulls the curtain off of talent. While the concept of certain people learning things quicker or merely being better than others at a new task exist, they happen much less than we would expect. If they do occur, and we are on the failing end, the science shows that through hard work and the proper training we can become better than our competitors. “The Talent Code” will teach you how to do that. From scientifically proven facts that increase learning comprehension or learning how to make simple changes to our environment, it is incredible how fast we can enhance our potential to learn.
I continue to use “The Talent Code” as a reference not only for myself but also my interns and clients. I practice what I learned in this book during my day to day activities. From dancing salsa, retaining new information, and or learning any new skill, the research and facts from “The Talent Code” decreases the amount of time I need practice and improves my performance at the same time. I can not scream it loud enough! “The Talent Code” is a book EVERYONE should read.
“Although talent feels and looks predestined, in fact we have a good deal of control over what skills we develop, and we have more potential than we might ever presume to guess.”
“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice makes myelin, and myelin makes perfect.”
“TO LEARN IT MORE DEEPLY, TEACH IT”
“to get good, it’s helpful to be willing, or even enthusiastic, about being bad. Baby steps are the royal road to skill.”
“Even the most creative skills—especially the most creative skills—require long periods of clumsiness.”