He conveniently left out the magic ingredient .... talent.
Probably because to those who have it, (as all the above Masters and Journeyman) it's probably so natural that they don't really notice it (sorta like one's nose).
Honestly Doc, I think you couldn't be further from the truth, Man Hours, practice maketh perfect'ing is 95 % of it imo.
You might, no, would be surprised how shockingly untalented I really am and how much just keeping at it, over and over, hour after hour, day after week after year, soon to be decade is the real key.
The only talent needed is knowing what looks good and what doesn't, the rest is busting your ass to make it look that way. If you can't figure something out, do not give up. If you want it to look a certain way and don't have the skill set.. then learn the skill set, do not give up.
There is no secret, other than how bad do you want it?
Works for almost everything in life.