Gotta Love It

That’s what it says in this New York Times Magazine article:

A Star Is Made
May 7, 2006

…when it comes to choosing a life path, you should do what you love — because if you don’t love it, you are unlikely to work hard enough to get very good. Most people naturally don’t like to do things they aren’t “good” at. So they often give up, telling themselves they simply don’t possess the talent for math or skiing or the violin. But what they really lack is the desire to be good and to undertake the deliberate practice that would make them better.

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  1. Anonymous

    And when Rubinstein was innocently asked one day on the streets of New York how to get to Carnegie Hall he repeated the old line: Practice, practice, practice.

    And that is really what it is all about, the “love” of practice. You gotta love the time practicing, and equally love the time spent performing for others. Because if you don't love it, you will give up deciding that you don't have the talent. When really you just may not have the patients to develop and become good.

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