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Carnegie Hall

According to a July 14, 2014 article in The New York Times, practice may contribute only 20-25% of the edge needed to reach an elite level of performance.  A 1993 study, by contrast, places that factor at 80%.

I have to say that I still think 20-25% is a significant percentage.

Read the article and see how you react.  

The last paragraph, in my opinion, says it all:

But in the end, the most important factor over which people have control — whether juggling, jogging or memorizing a script — may be not how much they practice, but how effectively they use that time.

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