I'd love to be able to write like Seth Godin does. That means two things.
One, I'd love to be able to write something daily that motivates someone out there, along with a plethora of books. Two, I'd love to be able to write as eloquently as he does.
The first is simple. Just start writing. Maybe the books are pushing it a little, but writing daily is not.
The second, well that's simple too. It's not easy, but it's simple.
What I never think about when these illusions form in my mind is the time it took for Seth to have gotten to the level that he's at. Seth has more years of experience being a creator than I do at breathing.
That's not an exaggeration, by the way.
After 30+ years of deliberate practice, Seth's got at least one leg up on me. And if I want to have that level of skill, I need to put in the reps.
Deliberate practice is the only way forward.