All of us want to be good at our jobs, but how good do we really want to be? … Talent helps, but it won’t take you as far as ambition. Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great. Most people are looking for a solution, a way to become good. There is no instant solution, the only way to learn is through experience and mistakes. You will become whoever you want to be.
—Paul Arden, excerpted from his book It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be