Everyone has a dream to be somebody when he or she is young. Maybe family's relatives or primary school teachers rise this kind of questions someday that what you like to be when you grow up or what your dream is. Take my case as an example, my teachers and relatives all wanted me to be an official working for the government, and this became my dream when I was very young. However, to be someone is different from to be excellent, because there are losers in any fields. Therefore, the new question raised when I entered my office on the first day, that how I can be the best to work here. I'm glad that this book offers tools for discovering how excellent people can be not because of innate talent but deliberate practice.
Learning is the way to keep your brain sharp. Change happens every moment and only adaptable people survive. Those learn more have better understanding of the technique, so they can adjust their strategies as soon as possible. And, learning improves brain conditions. The hippocampus can grow and the neurons can also have more connections after well organized learning and training processes. In other words, brains become cleverer and more efficient after certain learning activities. A scientific experiment once conducted and found that taxi drivers in London had larger hippocampus than others because they learned the complicated routes there. Therefore, learning is a way to keep the brain health.
Learning efficiently is the way to success. The authors said, innate talent only means an easier beginning but deliberate practice and purposeful practice are the key to be expert performers in the world. They proved that those greatest figures including Wolfgang Morzat succeeded after practices. And the way how to practice makes different results. First, mental representations are of great importance, which have clear vision and goals in mind. Second, practice with right methods is a must, which can learn from those great experts who have already succeeded. Quite often, the right method might be tailored. People may feel tired since they leave their comfort zone during the learning process. Third, persistence is required, that maybe won't cost ten thousands hours but it still takes time.
To start early. Children's brains are more flexible, so it can be more efficient to start learning something at an earlier stage. For the adults, it's never to late to learn, but procrastination is always the barrier to success. Therefore, start over whenever you have the idea.