I’ve been hearing warnings from all over the place about the following trap. You think you have a talent that is more important than effort. More and more I hear this is not how things work. One thing I’ve heard a bunch of times is the 10,000 rule. IF you do something for 10,000 hours you’ll be amazing at it. For me that would mean something like M-F 9-5 for 5 years. And I think if I did compose 40 hours a week for 5 years I’d be really really good at it. And it would have very little to do with inborn talent – and nothing would be constrained be “not enough” talent.

From all I feel and have heard again and again, growth will likely be %90 about effort. And there is nothing wrong with that. Composing doesn’t hurt, and it’s pretty enjoyable most of the time come to think of it. What is needed is consistent time and dedication. ANd running int oa failed section today is no problem – I just learned how to write something that sounded kind of cool but doesn’t fit into this piece.