Long Apprenticeships

“A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success.  The only alternative is overnight stardom, but I can’t give you a formula for that.”  Chet Atkins

This is about as wry as humor gets, which is perhaps why it has stuck with me the past few days.  It is, I suppose, natural to want to get to the top of the ladder of success without climbing it, to just wish and find yourself at the top — think “burn fat while you sleep” pills and lottery tickets.  But as Atkins notes, the alternative methodology to be used in accomplishing that feat is a bit hazy.

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