I’ve come to the realization that to become the greatest, an expert or extremely skilled at something it sometimes takes being the worst to be the best.
You have to be willing to be a complete newb. You have to be willing to fail a hundred times, a thousand times. Whether it’s running, eating healthy, learning a new instrument or starting a new job….if you want to be great, it will take some time and it will take a good bit of failure. And what you do with the failure, the mishaps and the hiccups will determine the outcome of your success.
In my lowest of lows and the times when I’ve felt like I wasn’t good enough (which has happened a couple of times the last couple of weeks)…these two paragraphs replayed in my mind.
These words carry a lot of truth for me and they lead me to one thought: Don’t you dare quit.
Don’t cheat yourself. Whether your journey has only been two weeks or two years, the time you’ve invested in becoming a better version of you should never be wasted or overlooked. The grind of it all will be worth it and before you know it all of the hard stuff you’re currently going through will be a thing of the past. It all just takes time. So do yourself a favor, if you find yourself in the trenches feeling like you just can’t go on; keep going. And if you’re going to fail…fail hard. You can do this.