Genius And Insanity: Do You Need To Be Crazy To Be The Best?
Eric Barker stashed this in Expert
Do you have to be obsessed to get to "10,000 hours"?
In short, YES.
If you are at the cutting edge then you are going to bleed.
I’ve posted a lot about “deliberate practice” and the work habits of geniuses. They’re relentless.
“Sooner or later,” Pritchett writes, “the great men turn out to be all alike. They never stop working. They never lose a minute. It is very depressing.”
Great follow-ups from Eric's article:
If you want a healthy amount of what they had, what should you do next?
Start educating yourself. Which of the below is your weak spot?
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Read all of "Genius and Insanity", including stories about Steve Jobs:
What is the healthy amount ? And is it really worth it.