It can be hard to accept how something you never believed in have finally happened or how someone has been able to do something you failed at before. From an outside point of view, it’s difficult to understand, and the spontaneous reaction can be to put those events down to luck or any other obscure reasons. A positive achievement is beautiful because we are presented with the end result. It’s like the performance of a great artist or an athlete, what we see is the end result: memorable and impressive. But, what we don’t see is the preparation ahead: long hours of boring training and attempts to get there. In his article, Jacob Kaplan-Moss reminds us how crucial is the willingness to do boring tasks in order to obtain great results. His comparison with a magician’s number makes it very clear and can be transposed into many other jobs or activities. And you, what is your boring secret?