Repetition and Greatness - Repetition and Greatness Brett N...

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Repetition and Greatness Brett N. Steenbarger, Ph.D. www.brettsteenbarger.com The following is an excerpt from a roundtable article published in the July, 2003 issue of Stock Futures and Options (SFO) magazine. The entire article can be accessed at www.sfomag.com . As a psychologist and an active trader, I am my own trading coach and client. Much of my self-work has little to do with resolving conflicts from the past, learning coping skills, or other such therapeutic staples. Rather, I find myself working on consistently implementing the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral patterns that distinguish exemplary performers across a variety of disciplines. There is a rich research literature on the psychological factors that distinguish creative, successful individuals in the arts, sciences, sports, and politics. Dean Keith Simonton, psychologist at the University of California, Davis, and K. Anders Ericsson, psychologist at Florida State University, are two of the more prolific contributors to this body of knowledge. Both emphasize that
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