When I was 31, I got tired of being last one in line and bet on my training. I just applied common sense, I wanted to learn something and I looked for good teachers to teach me and, of course, good things have a price. I mean, I saved up a whole year to pay for an academy in Florence.
And I learned a lot. A lot of technique, but what struck me the most was the incredible change of observer I made.
I went from thinking that talent was the most important thing (with all that it entails).
To understand that, without knowing the techniques, talent is all you have (if you have it) but learning and knowing how to apply the techniques talent is just a plus, that’s all.
You see how important this is,
without technical training you are at the mercy of your skill/talent (and don’t kid yourself, whatever it is, it’s always going to be little).
But with technical training, what you depend on is your motivation, the hours you spend practicing and your skill/talent will help you, in some cases, to go more or less fast.
It’s as simple as understanding first and then practicing and practicing and practicing…
It’s that easy.