We marvel at the performance of a concert pianist.

The way her fingers flow across the ivories is extraordinary.

We marvel at the performance of a chess grand master.

The ability to think so far ahead and concoct a winning strategy seems like pure genius.

We marvel at the performance of an all-star point guard in the NBA.

Those dribbling skills are insane, how do they do it?

We marvel at the performance, when perhaps it’s the level of practice that we really should be amazed by.

Hours and hours of meticulous, methodical training of the pure fundamentals of their craft.

That pianist didn’t just crack her fingers and walk out on stage, she spent years perfecting those skills.

Sometimes, genius seems out of reach.

But maybe it’s the discipline that we are missing.