The Woodshed

Do not compare your beginning to someone’s else middle.
— Jon Acuff

The internet allows us to watch the masters ply their trade and new stars being born before our eyes. This access can distort our expectations. Its easy to become jealous of other's success especially since we do not see the hours honing their craft. So rather than waste your time focusing on others, focus on yourself and your skills. The brilliant Jenifer Boykins describe it as the Woodshed. A sanctuary away from the public eye to hone and push the boundaries of your craft. Find your Woodshed. Embrace the struggle of the Woodshed. Deliberately set aside time to work on the fundamentals. Practice. Real success isn't earned without the fundamentals and those are learned in the Woodshed.