By the time people get to be 40licious, they make it all look easy. That is the mark of a true master. I think about Sinatra, Manilow, Liz Taylor, people like that. You get so good at something from doing it so long that it’s as natural as dunking your Cinnabon in your coffee.
This applies to white-collar work, too. I think about the people who slave away many, many, many hours. Yes, I’m realizing that sometimes it’s necessary. But 80-hour weeks every week? WTF? There’s a serious disconnect there, either in management or the worker bee not saying “stop.”
Maybe the person who gets in at 9 and leaves at 5 is really the true genius after all.