Excellence is a habit and to be one you have to learn the fundamentals and basics of a skill. Practice makes perfect and it is another way to excel in your skill. It doesn’t take overnight to be skilled, it takes repeated correct practice to achieve excellence. A renowned pianist has to overcome a lot of hindrances and it takes a lot of practice to become expert in that craft. Hence you have to mold yourself by practicing your skill and make it a habit to become excellent.