Mario was right
“I can teach a chimp how to cook dinner. But I cannot teach a chimp to love it.” – famed chef Mario Batali
And so it goes.
Passion drives the joy of work. Skill feeds that love.
Getting good at what you do stokes the fire of passion, and in turn, that passion feeds the desire to get better at what you do. Not necessarily perfect, but good enough, and better than most. It’s what enables you to ride the learning curve, and deal with the mundane, sometimes boring, in-between stuff. It’s what then gets you to the part that really turns you on.