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.