When I was around 13 years old I remember reading about how one of my favourite guitar players, Yngwie Malmsteen. As a child he would fall asleep while playing the guitar. He would play the guitar all day, everyday to the extent that his ribcage is now deformed as he literally grew up around the guitar.
My brother asked me around that time “when was the last time you dedicated your life to something like that? Probably never.”.
The message was clear. Dedication and consistency win, hands down, every time.