It’s more fun to already be good at it, whatever it is.
Riding a bike, playing the guitar, sound editing…we want to be able to do it like we’ve seen others do it, effortlessly, gracefully, efficiently.
But getting there is hard work, most of it behind the scenes. And that hard work isn’t always fun. In fact, it’s usually a combination of sacrifice, failure, and wondering whether it’s worth it.
What happens when we look toward our wished-for outcome through the tough days of practice? What if we work on changing our mindset to appreciating the labor of the practice, rather than resenting that we haven’t already mastered it?