Do-Overs

I’ve been thinking about the concept of the do-over latley. I think in this society we think that people who are good at things that they do, were just born that way. That “talent” was bestowed upon them at birth and they never messed things up, failed or sucked at anything. I think the reality is quite different.  How long did it take you to get good at relationships? Learn to drive? Get good at your job?

I think in reality anyone who is good at something had to build that. They had to do what they’re doing in business, arts, or performing over and over again to get good at it. Like practice. But as we all know, adulthood doesn’t allow much for practice sessions, its just do it now because it has to be done. Then things go wrong, or are done poorly if you don’t have the experience or knowledge you need. If you haven’t had time to practice or learn.

I’ve learned that you do get another chance, you make one. Doing things a few times and refining what your doing while learning from your mistakes makes you the one that eventually can do things well and suceed. I just don’t think that most people understand that. Anyway, its not abnormal to suck at something new, and its not unthinkable to go at it a few more times before youre good at it. Its something that keeps us humble and helps us grow. And if anyone tells you different or gives you a hard time about it, tell them to stick it.

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