Practice hard and be patient.
When examining and analyzing the most successful people in several fields—whether musicians, athletes, or even chess players—researchers found a common pattern. All the top players had at least 10,000 hours of practice. In fact, these players weren’t considered great until they had had those 10,000 hours of practice.
They usually followed the same pattern, too: about two or three hours a week from the ages of five to eight, and then six hours a week, then eight, then 16, and by the time they were 20, they were practising 30 hours a week.
The average people in each field totaled about 8,000 hours of practice, and those who were slightly below average had 4,000 hours of practice.
So, practice hard!