“We tried that once. It didn’t work”
Imagine a golfer saying that. “Yeah, I picked up a club once when I was 7 and had a swing but the ball only went 10 feet off to the right so I never bothered trying again.”
To get something right takes practice. Apparently 10,000 hours is the time it takes to be excellent at something. That’s a lot of commitment. And hard work. And patience. And frustration. And fun.
I was astonished at just how far I’ve run in the last 20 weeks. 625km. When I started the thought of running for longer than 20 minutes was just a distant dream. On Sunday I ran 21km. That took 62 hours of practice.
Getting better at things requires commitment.
It needs us to understand that we won’t get it right the first time and that we will find things difficult along the way.
It needs repetition.