The hallmark of the professional is they appear effortlessly good at what they do most of the time.
But the effort is still there, and has a long history.
Carpenters who have spent hours honing their craft before producing beautiful furniture with apparent ease. Producers who can just pull things together even as things schedules are daunting, based on many shows and many lessons. The developer who intuitively senses the right approach without knowing all the detail, because they’ve taken the time to learn and practice.
Learning isn’t a one-shot affair. That’s cramming.
Learning is exercise that builds one step upon the next, revisiting previous steps as necessary.
Learning is a journey, not an event.