It’s time tested advice. Set your sights high. Aim for the stars. Do your best…then a little more.
A little extra effort can make the difference between ordinary, average, or dull and bright, superior, or excellent.
And give yourself time to practice. The musical instrument you want to master? Plan on hours and hours of practice for months, even years. The same for any sports skill — even the most excellent of NBA players practice the basics. Over and over and over.
As we walk from the parking lot to one of the zoo entrances, this is illustrated.