Fail, fail, fail, fail, succeed

“We Failed Until We Didn’t”

Let’s say there is something very, very difficult that you want to do very, very badly. It could be anything – play a musical instrument, get a PHD, learn how to code, be a stand up comedian, make a film, become a boxer, learn how to speak another language, change careers – you get the idea.

First you are going to suck at it – I mean it’s going to be embarrassing. And that’s the good news. After you get done sucking at it for an indeterminate amount of time, now you are going to flat-out fail. Over and over. This is the part that separates the men from the boys – the ones who really want it as opposed to the poseurs.

The thing is, you don’t really know it at the time, but this is the part you will look back fondly on. So if you find yourself in this phase, remember that.

This is the good part.