I’ve just been enjoying novelist Amelia E. Barr’s 9 rules for success and one thought appealed particularly.
… genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.
Here’s the context:
“Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly.”