At age 13 I bugged my Dad about getting a guitar. He supported it. He actually insisted on taking me to the store to get one.
When we got there, he immediately marched us over to the used section, and asked the salesman which guitar was in the worst condition. Which one was the most beat up, basic guitar? That’s the one I got.
As we drove back home from the store he told me why: I always need to start with the most basic beat up instruments; it makes me appreciate the instrument. It makes me find ways to create music out of something that’s unforgiving. It forces mastery.
What kind of “music” are you pursuing in your business or career. Don’t start with the fancy tools. Skip the bells and whistles. Start with the beat up basics. It forces mastery.