The quickest way out of mediocrity is to go one layer deeper than others.
Precisely one layer deeper it freaks out average artists.
Most average artists like to dip their toes in too many things. It’s fairly shallow, barely fresh and driven by boredom.
But when we decide to go deep, deeper than most other people, we get access to a wealth of untouched ideas.
It’s an easier life there than the turbulent surface.