When you run into a problem, do you see it as permanent or temporary?
Mr. Colvin goes through a list of well-known prodigies and examines some common threads. The likes of Mozart and Tiger Woods are examined. Their performance has been generally amazing and noteworthy. But is this because they were simply born with a gift? I believe we are born with gifts. Colvin shows a compelling argument that there is more than this in these performances. They have special circumstance, timing, help, training, and heaps of practice.
“So Good They Can’t Ignore You” is written by Cal Newport. He rejects the idea of following your passion in order to find the work you love. Instead, he suggests the accumulation of career capital.