We have all heard the saying "Work smarter, not harder", and that is true to an extent, but I would suggest working smarter and harder are the real keys to success.
No one ever becomes a master overnight, on just talent alone or on wanting to be a champ. The hard graft, the daily grind, the small rituals that daily take you, often in micro increments, towards success require a 100 per cent commitment.
Dedicating yourself to long hours of work and sacrificing those easy pleasures in exchange for arduous training sessions, or hours of research and reflection, or academic study, or those mind-numbing repetitions required to perfect an instrument or movement pattern, are what it takes to succeed. As a great quote goes, "Do today what others won't so you can do tomorrow what others can't".
Make every day a learning day
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