I got a little treat for y’all today.
This is a video of me taking part in a battle.
Here’s what so special about it: This is the very first time I actually won a 1 on 1 round in a competition.
And that effectively took 10 years along with several losses (getting knocked out in the first round).
Yeah I was pretty haunted by that for a while. I was 26 when I finally won. My other friends were winning whole competitions as young as 18.
I felt left out.
But there’s absolutely no legitimate reason or justification to why I took so long. I just didn’t try hard enough.
I made up a ton of excuses during those 10 years, like being too scared to join anything, “I wasn’t ready”, exaggerated minor injuries or being too shy to dance in front of others.
I kept looking for short cuts when the answer was plain and simple: Constant practice
Was it worth it? Yes
Should we all try so hard even though it takes super long and feels totally demoralizing?
Sure. But always go back and remember why you do what you do. Try to have fun along the way, which is arguably the best way to learn and progress faster. Again, it’s totally worth it.
Sides, it wouldn’t feel that hard when you’re fueled by passion.
What about you? Was there something which took you really long to achieve? Let me know?