For any of us to gain any level of mastery with a certain task, it requires our time, our dedication and our tenacious habits to continually learn. If it were easy to become a master at anything, it wouldn’t be of all that much value.
Everyone can do the easy. Everyone can try to grow in their skill sets, but never go near far enough to master a thing. Mastery is the work to grow above most others to have learned to a high level of value as you perform it.
Intelligence is a factor of growing to mastery, but don’t let that get in the way. The work and the formulated patterns of behavior amid a variety of circumstances is much more than intelligence. Dedication and motivation serve you just as well as intelligence.
“If you know how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius.” — Michelangelo —