What's the Trick?

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It is common to think there is a secret, shortcut, or trick to doing something difficult well, such as running around a track at world class speeds. 

Those at the highest level make an extraordinarily abrasive activity look effortless, even comfortable. 

However, that in of itself is the trick, as explained by Lawrence of Arabia —

Lawrence of Arabia: [Puts out match with his fingers, doesn't flinch]

William Potter: [Tries the same, screams in pain.] "What's the trick?"

Lawrence of Arabia: "The trick is not minding that it hurts."

Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm 

Jonathan Marcus