Putting in the work.
Bit by bit, over days and weeks and months, we can get better at something. Problem is, we often don’t think about putting in the work until it really matters—and then it’s too late.
There are so many things we’ve learned this way, though. When we were small, everything was like this—walking, talking, reading, shapes, you name it. We had to learn everything there is to know, and we had to do it one tiny bit at a time. Oh, and we had to fail, a lot.
As adults, though, we want to skip straight to the part where we’re good at something. It’s frustrating to fail, it takes too much time to put in the work. Plus, we can look around and see other people who are already good at the thing, whatever it is, and compare ourselves, unfavorably, to them.
What if we put in the work every day? What if we show up for a few minutes ready to fail and learn and try again? What can we get better at?