Basketball junkie, Sefu Bernard, sent me a great video from Josh Foer, the author of Moonwalking with Einstein. Foer is a journalist who took up the art of memory and ended up becoming the national champion. In this video, Josh talks about how experts practice with a different mindset than do others who simply stay in an autonomic state.The first example he explains through typing is so basic, yet so genius in describing how our brain can function with practice
Joshua Foer: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone and Study Yourself Failing from 99% on Vimeo.
An important factor to consider with any sort of skill is measurable results. The experts find ways to measure if their methods are making progress. Don't just guess.