Main Predictor of Success is Deliberate Practice
Rob Hanna stashed this in Tools for Positive Change
As per Maria Popova in the above article at Brain Pickings:
"the main predictor of success is deliberate practice — persistent training to which you give your full concentration rather than just your time, often guided by a skilled expert, coach, or mentor. It’s a qualitative difference in how you pay attention, not a quantitative measure of clocking in the hours."
And still what Daniel Goleman misses (perhaps again) in debunking the 10,000 hour rule in his new book Focus is the capstone of deliberate practice that makes it stand as a portal to genius-level excellence...
It's not a coincidence that ATTENTION and INTENTION have such similar words.