A student was getting critiqued – during the critique Jose stated that the student needed to spend more time on his work. The student responded that he had already worked on the page for two weeks. Jose replied, “How much of that time was actually pen to paper.”
Never forgot that insight. Doesn’t matter how much time you have to work on something if you’re not putting pen to paper.
More on Jose here – Jose Delbo at SpringCon 2012