One of the great things about studying music is that you learn the value of deliberate practice. You won’t become a great musician in a day. But you will get a little bit better in day. String a few days together and you’ve made progress.
Breakthroughs don’t just happen. They are the effect of hard work over a long period of time.
A lot of people look for the magic formula. A short cut. A hack. I wish it existed.
The breakthrough itself is not important. It’s what gets us there that counts. And what we do afterwards. It’s about the journey.
I can pinpoint a few breakthrough professional moments. They were all preceeding and followed by intense periods of work.