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Robert Tamayo

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What Brings Joy

I was watching Erock on YouTube last. The guy is such an amazing guitarist. But if you look at his face while he's shredding, he's not even trying. He's smiling. Tapping arpeggios at 280bm sixteenth notes is amusing to him. He genuinely enjoys playing guitar. He's just having a good time.

Norm Macdonald was one of the best comedians ever. Norm also smiled while doing comedy. Norm genuinely enjoyed doing standup. He was just having a good time.

These people are known for being the best in their field. What they have in common is their enjoyment of their craft.

This leads me to a conclusion.

If something brings one joy, it's not a guarantee that one will become a master of it; but one at least has the potential to become a master of it.

It's kind of like that old saying, "do something you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." But I'm not talking about work. I'm talking about joy.

One only has to ask oneself: what do I enjoy doing? What brings me joy?

Whatever the answer to that is, it is possible that pursuing it to perfection will result in perfection. It might not, though. But it's a good place to start.

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