Your first 50 blog posts will suck.
Your first 20 presentations in public will suck.
Your first 60 paintings will suck.
Your first 30 essays will suck.
Your first 40 YouTube videos will suck.
Your first 70 runs will suck.
Yes, I made all of those numbers up. But it doesn’t matter. What matters is to understand that everyone will suck at everything in the beginning. It all takes time, persistence and patience. Most people rush through life. So they don’t have enough time. Most people believe in overnight success. So they just stop when it doesn’t happen over night. Most people get everything they want right away. So they don’t even try, they just want something else. So most people just give up.
There you have it – the secret of life. If you want to be good at something – practice. Do whatever it takes to get there. At first you’re going to stumble, perhaps even injure yourself really bad and almost give up. And that is the crucial moment where you have to decide: do you want to go back to your normal life and remain a failure? Or do you want to keep trying till you get there?
If you’re an athlete and you’ve lost miserably in a championship, it means that you’re destined for success. All you have to do is to put in more effort. Below are some real life examples. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her first TV job as an anchor. Steven Spielberg was rejected twice by the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Walt Disney was told by his newspaper editor that he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. And Stephen King’s first book Carrie was rejected 30 times before it saw light of day and spawned a franchise.
So wherever you are and whatever you do, if you want to be successful, you’re going to suck a lot at first, but don’t let failure get you down.