If you’re contemplating resolutions for the new year, remember the key is a willingness to be bad for as long as it takes. This is something that I feel I’ve gotten pretty good at over the years. How? Curiosity, stamina, and a joy of practice.
It isn’t so much that geniuses make it look easy; it’s that they make it look it fast. And this is where I’ve found the toughest hurdle for kids.
Kids already think they are great at everything. And why would I discourage that? I love their very irrational confidence in almost all things. But the switch toward real improvement, through practice and discipline, is admitting that you’re maybe not so great and you want to get better.