Get good or get fancy
When we learn a new skill, we start simple:
- Work out the fundamentals
- Work out how to do the basics
Then we have a choice to make.
The first option, is to get fancy:
- Toy with many styles and approaches
- Go shallow in a hundred directions
- Embelish the work with various tricks
The second option, is to get good:
- Master the fundamentals
- Master the basics
Those who go with the first option can show off.
Those who go with the second option can do anything they want.