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PEAK- SECRETS FROM THE NEW SCIENCE – ANDERS ERICSSON 3

The Power of Purposeful Practice

IN JUST OUR FOURTH SESSION together, Steve was already beginning to sound
discouraged. It was Thursday of the first week of an experiment that I had
expected to last for two or three months, but from what Steve was telling me, it
might not make much sense to go on. “There appears to be a limit for me
somewhere around eight or nine digits,” he told me, his words captured by the
tape recorder that ran throughout each of our sessions. “With nine digits
especially, it’s very difficult to get regardless of what pattern I use—you know,
my own kind of strategies. It really doesn’t matter what I use—it seems very
difficult to get.” Continue reading

PEAK- SECRETS FROM THE NEW SCIENCE – ANDERS ERICSSON 2

ABOUT THIS BOOK
This is a book about the gift that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sakakibara’s
schoolchildren, and Ray Allen all shared—the ability to create, through the right
sort of training and practice, abilities that they would not otherwise possess by
taking advantage of the incredible adaptability of the human brain and body.
Furthermore, it is a book about how anyone can put this gift to work in order to
improve in an area they choose. And finally, in the broadest sense this is a book
about a fundamentally new way of thinking about human potential, one that
suggests we have far more power than we ever realized to take control of our
own lives.
Since antiquity, people have generally assumed that a person’s potential in any
given field is inevitably and unavoidably limited by that person’s inherent talent. Continue reading

Peak- Secrets from The New Science – Anders Ericsson 1

Authors’ Note
This book is the product of a collaboration between two people, a psychological
scientist and a science writer. We began talking regularly about the subject—
expert performers and “deliberate practice”—more than a decade ago and began
serious work on the book more than five years ago. During that time the book
grew in the give-and-take between the two of us to the point that it is now
difficult even for us to tell exactly who is responsible for which piece of it. What
we do know is that it is a much better—and different—book than either of us
would have produced alone.
However, while the book is a collaboration, the story that it tells is the story of
just one of us (Ericsson), who has spent his adult life studying the secrets of
extraordinary performers. Thus, we chose to write the book from his point of
view, and the “I” in the text should be understood as referring to him.
Nonetheless, the book is our joint effort to describe this exceptionally important
topic and its implications.

Introduction:
The Gift
WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE so amazingly good at what they do? Anywhere you look,
from competitive sports and musical performance to science, medicine, and
business, there always seem to be a few exceptional sorts who dazzle us with
what they can do and how well they do it. And when we are confronted with
such an exceptional person, we naturally tend to conclude that this person was
born with something a little extra. “He is so gifted,” we say, or, “She has a real
gift.” Continue reading

JyCraft

from org.bukkit import Bukkit
from org.bukkit import Location
from org.bukkit.util import Vector
from org.bukkit.entity import EntityType
from org.bukkit.entity import Snowball
from org.bukkit.entity import *
from org.bukkit.projectiles import *
from time import *
from org.bukkit import Effect
from mcapi_spigot import *
from org.bukkit.event.block import BlockPlaceEvent
s = Bukkit.getServer()
players=Bukkit.getOnlinePlayers()
player=players[0]
loc=player.getLocation()
w=player.getLocation().getWorld()
x1=int(loc.x)
z1=int(loc.z)
i=1
for x in range(x1,x1+20):
for z in range(z1,z1+10):
setblock(x, 4, z, Material.values()[i])
i=i+1
print i

ent=w.getEntities()
nr=0
for e in ent:
e.remove()
nr=nr+1
print nr

nr=0
for p in players:
print p.getLocation().distance(loc)
nr=nr+1
print nr

nr=0
min=1000
entnr=0
for e in ent:
dist= e.getLocation().distance(loc)
if dist min=dist
entnr=nr
ent=e
nr=nr+1
print entnr,min,ent