A friend of mine sent me this awesome blog post by the co-founder of Buffer, Leo Widrich. It sets a realistic view for the way people eventually build success or become good at something. Do the work, volumes of work (as a designer, I’m still trying to do the volumes of work so I can be much better than I am) and then your best work will begin to show. Fantastic post! He also posted a video of Radio and TV host Ira Glass that reinforces this idea.
Ira Glass video: