Want to be good at something? You better be prepared to spend a lot of time at it.
Want to be a genius at something? Don't just do it - think about it. Know what you're doing and why. Work out what you do that's different. Figure out when to stick with it and when to change. Be aware.
Steve Martin explained his comedy and his journey to success in Being Funny.
His act may have been silly but he was, and still is, one of the smartest men in comedy. He took funny very seriously. Being funny shows that he knew exactly what he was trying to do while being zany.