It is a fact: you play at the level at which you practice. Consistently good practice leads to consistently good play. It sharpens your talent. Successful people understand this. They value practice and develop the discipline to do it. If you want to sum up what lifts most successful individuals above the crowd, you could do it with four little words, a little bit more. Successful people pay their dues and do all that is expected of them -- plus a little more.
From "Talent Is Never Enough" by John Maxwell