Did you know that there is a hidden part of success?
It’s the hours you put in that nobody sees.
A love and dedication to something that surpases what most people can comprehend.
Often it just looks like practice, but I think it’s something nearer to love.
This reminds me of writers and musicians and every other artist too.
I once heard a musician asked about his group’s “whirlwind rise to fame.”
He laughed and said: “Whirlwind? This our 10th album we have put out as a band.”
After enough repitions, sprinkled in with some talent, it’s honestly an amazing thing to watch someone who is a master of their craft…
I DID STAND-UP COMEDY for eighteen years. Ten of those years were spent learning, four years were spent refining, and four were spent in wild success. My most persistent memory of stand-up is of my mouth being in the present and my mind being in the future: the mouth speaking the line, the body delivering the gesture, while the mind looks back, observing, analyzing, judging, worrying, and then deciding when and what to say next.
-Steve Martin, Born Standing Up (Amazon)