You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.
Earning a black belt in karate. Piloting an aircraft. Driving a car. Performing neurosurgery. Performing a role in a Shakespearean play. Climbing the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Dancing with the Paris Opera Ballet. Playing tennis, curling, guitar, golf, or piano. Balancing candor and curiosity under stress. What do all these activities have in common? You can’t just read a book and pull them off competently—you must first acquire the skills.
This is an important point. As I ...