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  1. @SirVladimir Thanks for the reminder to refresh myself on this book. Pulled out a quote that made me realize I spent a lot of energy being afraid I won't progress and worrying about the goal instead of focusing on how I can practice better. "Unlike the Hacker, we were working hard, doing the best we could to improve our skills. But we had learned the perils of getting ahead of ourselves, and now were willing to stay on the plateau for as long as was necessary. Ambition still was there, but it was tamed. Once again we enjoyed our training. We loved the plateau. And we made progress." @datamonster Thanks man, I appreciate it. That's so funny I was considering leaving my job and doing a coding bootcamp. I'm struggling to pinpoint if I feel passionate for data science though, I'm curious how you found your passion there. I'll PM you. @Leo Gura I'm murky on this point about playing to your strength. Based on books like "mastery" and the "talent-code" one could make an argument any skill could be mastered barring a physical aliment by using deliberate practice as tool to force progress. Why does playing to your strength matter? I mean I see the logic behind it. If I was 5ft tall, the chances of me going to the NBA is zero, even if that's what my heart really wants. Is it about making a compromise and finding a LP you're passionate enough about and you recognize you have a good shot of succeeding at? Kind of like an optimization problem where you try to maximize your passion and the limiters are your natural strengths. The strength assessment in your LP course gave out general broad categories that could apply to a many different fields. For example my top strengths were things like 'Self-control and self-regulation' and 'Industry, diligence, and perseverance'. Maybe I got those b/c of my Asian upbringing These things can be applied to any field. My zone of genius was also something broad as well, I love presenting and performing in front of people. I guess specific strengths/innate talent is something I have to assess myself. I see the logic of your analogy. I would just add the point that my vision was teaching people like myself, who really want to express themselves through singing but lack the innate talent and the guidance to get there. I would say my impact is more like a PUA teacher who was once socially awkward being able to inspire and teach a nerd to be able to express himself genuinely to hot chicks so he gets the sex life he wants. But hey calculus works too haha @arlin No worries man, I think I'm pretty good at taking criticism. That's fair, I hear tell singers like Bruno Mars and Chris Brown say they discovered they could sing very young when they imitated other people. I think natural singers have the ear and the ability to mimic sounds really well, thus they're able to copy other singers voices and make it their own. I'm curious, are you able to also copy accents easily? Like a British or Australian accent? haha just curious, I like to poke around the minds of natural singers. Thanks man I appreciate it!
  2. Hi Everyone, This is my first post in the forums! I picked up Leo's LP course about 3 years ago and it has been a game changer for me. I went through probably 95% of his content and went on working on my life purpose (LP). I picked a domain of mastery that I didn't have any talent in, but I really love, which was singing. I worked hard over the years, got lessons, spent hundreds of hours practicing, thought about it, got feedback, and tried my best to get better. I've improved a lot but I don't sound as good compared to other people I see on YouTube (See my 2 year transformation video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4d02s9Dr2Q). My concern is there some innate talent needed to get to a level of singing that's considered pleasant to listen to, and I'll never get there no matter how much I try. I spent around 2.5 years on this and I'm hesitant to invest more time into it without knowing if I'll ever get there. The impact I want to make on the world is to eventually teach others how to sing so they can learn the ability to be able to express themselves musically, no matter how untalented they are. But if I can't get there myself, I feel there's no point in teaching it if not everyone can sing. I spent time thinking what other careers I could go into if singing doesn't work out. I'm ivy educated, have a job in consulting/finance and young (26 y/o). I could pivot to other things, before I get older and it'll be harder to explore. However I'm not passionate about finance, and the things that I'm interested in would require me to learn new skills and start from ground zero again. If I decide to pursue other things it would be more efficient for me to drop singing and focus my attention 100% on that instead of hedging to see if different LPs would work out. Have other people been in similar conundrums? Facing a barrier on attaining mastery on a skill and being doubtful you'll get there? What would guys/gals do if you were in my situation? Thanks a lot.