This is such a great reminder about the ability that simple diligence can have in our lives.
Someone else was born with – whatever.
Therefore, the story goes, you and I could never reach for what they have achieved.
But is that true?
What if mastering something was mostly about practice?
“In our culture we tend to denigrate practice. We want to imagine that great feats occur naturally—that they are a sign of someone’s genius or superior talent. Getting to a high level of achievement through practice seems so banal, so uninspiring. Besides, we don’t want to have to think of the 10,000 to 20,000 hours that go into such mastery. These values of ours are oddly counterproductive—they cloak from us the fact that almost anyone can reach such heights through tenacious effort, something that should encourage us all.”
–Robert Greene, Mastery