Go the distance
When you first attack a problem, it seems really simple because you don’t understand it. Then, when you start to really understand it, you come up with these very complicated solutions because it’s really hairy. Most people stop there. But a few people keep burning the midnight oil, and finally understand the underlying principles of the problem and come up with an elegantly simple solution for it. But very few people go the distance to get there.
— Steve Jobs, 1984