“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.