How many people do you know that want the “simple” solution? It may not even work, but they prize simplicity over everything else. These are the kind of people who ask questions like, “What’s the ONE thing you’d recommend…”
HEY IDIOT. TOP PERFORMERS DON’T WANT TO KNOW “ONE” THING. THEY WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING.
–Ramit Sethi, “When Dumb People Want Nice Things”
It’s a little angry, but yes, this is totally a consistent factor in the people I admire, regardless of what field they are excellent in.