Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.
One of my friends, Nick recommended a book to me a few months ago which was “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. Now me being a cheap charlie, I try to rent books from the library instead of purchasing them. I will, however, purchase a book after borrowing it from the library if I plan on re-reading it. I do wish we could share audio books like we could hard copies. But I digress.