Erik Barker's site Barking Up The Wrong Tree has a lot of good content - often excerpts from books and studies on various themes, such as this post on "The Five Paths To Being The Best At Anything" which touches on the '10,000' hours, 'The Sports Gene', having great team around you, and finding ways to give back.
1. Always work hard to improve.
2. When choosing tasks and strategies, consider your natural gifts.
3. Pick a great team and get familiar with them.
4. Within reason, always help others.