Barack Obama on CraftsmanshipJune 26th, 2015 · 25 comments
Last winter, I posted a quote from Barack Obama where he discusses his commitment to honing his craft. Earlier this week, we received more evidence of this presidential craftsmanship.
With three minutes and twenty seconds left in his interview with Marc Maron, (released Monday), Obama said the following:
The more you do something, and the more you practice it, at a certain point it becomes second nature. What I’ve always been impressed with about when I listen to comics talk about comedy is how much of it is a craft. Right? They’re thinking it through, and they had a sense of when it works and when it doesn’t. The longer you do it the better your instincts are.
A strong endorsement for the simple pleasure of putting in the hours to do something well.
(Image from Humans of New York.)