Ever since I listened to Malcom Gladwells audiobook The outliers I look at those who are successful in a different way. There is also some reference to those who have become skilled in whatever profession it is that they choose to endeavor. Putting in the amount of time required to become great at what you do is an every day task.
To become great at what you do that means you have to do it every single day at put in the amount of effort required. The time needed is 10,000 hours to become an expert. Malcom Gladwell will be able to explain it in greater detail then I could in this interview.