The only way to be great at something

The only way to be great at something is to do it like crazy, for years on end, until it becomes second nature, then do it some more.

It’s easiest to accomplish this if you’re willing to be bad at other things. Want to be a great guitarist? You probably shouldn’t be fucking off trying to be an engineer or a producer. Want to be a great engineer? Stop trying to be a musician. Want to be a great … anything? Be willing to be an amateur at other things. Let other people work on your car, pay someone to fix up your house, buy your computers off the shelf instead of assembling them. You need as much time, and as much mental bandwidth, as you can get. Jack of all trades, etc. Nothing new here. But it’s good to have it rubbed in your face now and then.”

Scott Evans