It was somewhere in 2007-2008 that I read an innocuously titled piece in the Harvard Business Review by Anders Ericsson and two of his colleagues. The piece titled "The Making Of An Expert" would go on to become a key tenet of my work and thought. I still remember sitting by the window and letting the coffee go cold as I gorged on the ideas in the essay. I got to understand expertise and ‘deliberate practice’ better. The latter helped me draw out the basics of working towards my goals. It was life-altering in many ways.