Whenever someone wants to achieve mastery in one skill or another, I'd say the most important thing is to practice, practice, practice... over and over again, until you can do it right, until you can do it with closed eyes... in the middle of the night... if someone wakes you up.I got this from my wax carving class teacher who made me cut a ring model out of block of wax several times until I cut it right perfect. I could've used pre-made ring template, but he told me: "Do you want to become a great jewelry designer?" I said: "Yes, I do" And he told me : Then... don't cheat :-))"
Rule # 998
"If you cheat on the practice field, you'll cheat in the game. If you cheat in the game, you'll cheat the rest of your life". (The Lombardi Rules, 2005)