“The professional respects his craft. He does not consider himself superior to it. He recognizes the contributions of those who have gone before him. He apprentices himself to them.
The professional dedicates himself to mastering technique not because he beleives techinque is a substitute for inspiration but because he wants to be in possession of the full arsenal of skills when insptiration does comes. The professional is sly. He knows that by toiling beside the front door of technique, he leaves room for genius to enter by the back.”
Another one from Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, to begin your week.