If you list some of the greatest composers of all time, people like Mozart and Bach are likely near the top.
If you list some of the most prolific composers of all time, they’re also near the top of that list. Bach wrote over 1100 pieces, and Mozart (despite only living to age 35) wrote over 600. It’s not a coincidence that “prolific” and “greatest” are many of the same people.
I would think that both men had a solid degree of natural talent, of course, but I also think they made a lot of mistakes along the way that helped them improve. It’s like Henry Ford said, with “those who never make mistakes work for those of us who do.” The mistakes made along the way helped them become amazing at their craft.
It’s not unlike the story of the clay pots I shared last year, where the students that created the most pots also created the best pots.
That’s kind of what I’m doing here. By writing every day, I’m sure that some of these posts aren’t great and that’s ok. Every day I get a little better, and at some point I might be decent at it. Until then, on to creating more…