21 days ago
Roger Federer was the epitome of the Paradox of Effort. You have to put in more effort to make something appear effortless. Effortless performances are just the result of a large volume of effortful practice. Small things become big things. t.co/uz83wuAJV9
Watching clips of Federer is a borderline spiritual experience (even for a non tennis fan). Years and years of intense, focused practice make these actions look so pure, elegant, and simple. t.co/3vF4VTHS8q
These clips of Federer are the definition of Sprezzatura. A 15th century Italian courtier and author named Baldassare Castiglione coined the term “sprezzatura” to describe a studied, effortful nonchalance. Sprezzatura is earned elegance.