After writing the previous entry, I came across this article in the NY Times about “talent” and how it’s pretty much all about practice.
Not only is it about practice, but it also describes some attributes of the people who are likely to practice. Namely that, people doing what they like are more likely to practice. Obvious.
Also obvious then is the corollary which is, you’ll probably only be good at what you do if you like what you’re doing.