Too many times I notice people (including myself) give up after 1 try.
Have you ever learned a new card game with friends and sucked the first time you played?
Have you tried a yoga class and struggled to do the beginner poses?
You think “I can’t do it. It’s just not my thing.”
That is the moment that defeats most people and filters them out.
The thing is, EVERYONE “sucks” in the beginning.
We all start at different rungs of the ladder based on our current abilities, but the first time you try something – that is the floor of your ability. Most people never try to reach the ceiling.
If you want to be good at anything in this world, you have to persevere.
Everyone who is great at something, pushed through that initial sucky phase. They persevered. They wanted it.
You HAVE to want it.
The beginning is ALWAYS the hardest because:
-there are so many unknowns
-you have a pre-conceived notion of how it should work
-you get frustrated when your expectations aren’t met
-you get discouraged because you realize it takes hard work
Everything meaningful requires hard work.
There is no magic pill or hack that will make you great at something.
Adopt this mindset:
- I accept that it will be hard.
- I accept that it will take time.
- I want it. I REALLY want it.
When you take on this mindset, you are going to persevere and grow.
Most of us have dreams and goals and want to be great at something.
Do you really want it?
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