I really like this quote. When I was told by my old singing teacher that “it would take at least a year to correct bad singing habits”, half of me was in denial and the other half couldn’t believe that I needed to keep doing over a year of scales! I nearly stopped going to my lessons because I thought that I knew my voice better than my teacher. Of course I was wrong! Lucky, there was a bit of sense in me left and I didn’t give up the lessons. I put my faith in my teacher’s in-depth knowledge of the voice. Only then did I improve in leaps and bounds. I feel that, to this day, I am still improving.
If you want to improve your singing, be prepared to practice everyday. Half an hour of daily practice is the healthier option than practicing for 2 long hours every 4 days. Record your progress and acknowledge your strong and weak points. The 99% perspiration will help you reach your goals sooner than later!