If you’ve never seen Jake Shimabukuro play the ukulele, then watch this video. He’s amazing. Now that’s talent.
Are you wow’d? Of course you are. And you pay attention to him because of his talent. Makes sense, right?
But what a lot of people don’t realize, or want to realize, is that someone like Jake didn’t just become so talented overnight. My point is, the attention he now gets is not for lack of effort.
There is no overnight success as Chris Brogan points out. This is another theme I talk about in the book. Jake started to play when he was four-years-old. Can you imagine how many countless hours he’s spent practicing? It didn’t happen overnight. He didn’t get lucky and wake up one day somehow knowing how to play that good.
You want attention? One way to to get it is to put the work in and practice. Then remember to go do something remarkable.