If I want to be a great painter, I need to paint. I need to learn about color. I need to study the world around me and how the forms and colors flow. The same if I want to be a singer, chef, gardener, or detective. I need to look deep within myself. I need to face down my fear of failure. I need to feel the surge of creative power. I need to just go for it and believe in myself.
If I have the desire, the results will follow. That is what I have come to believe.