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The Value of Range: Unlocking Your Potential

Have you ever been told to give up on your dreams? Unlikely. It’s not the most positive-sounding advice, after all. But it could be precisely what’s needed to unlock your potential...  

In his 2019 book Range, scientist turned journalist and author David Epstein makes the case for a different kind of inspiration, which has the potential to change the way we think about our goals, how to achieve them, and even who we are.  

Whilst single-minded determination and 10,000 hours of practice may make some folks’ dreams come true, it doesn’t leave much room for other interests. By locking yourself in to one option, you’re locking yourself out of many more - any of which might have been a better fit for your tastes and talents. That's why it's important to experiment with different possibilities without committing straight away – something Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Brian May and Daniel Levitin did with great success.

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