Sometimes you have to make a couple hundred failed attempts to find an approach that works beautifully for you.
Don’t give up just because you missed 20 times or so. You may be 10% of the way to a brilliant solution. Does that sound promising or annoyingly discouraging?
If you only want the end result but resist the difficulty of grinding it out, you’ll likely give up long before you even reach the 10% mark.
For harder goals, you’d better find an approach to the daily grind that you can fall in love with.
You may need to make hundreds of attempts on certain goals, not necessarily because they require so much experimentation but because you need all that training to become strong enough to succeed.
The work may be hard, but can you love it anyway? Can you love it not in spite of the difficulty but because of the difficulty? Can you look at something really tough and say, “I love that you’re so challenging because just attempting you will make me stronger”?
You won’t accomplish much in life if you refuse to fall in love with the grind.
Stop trying to make everything in life easier. Learn to cultivate tenacious determination to conquer a goal because it’s ridiculously tough.
If a goal isn’t tough, it’s probably beneath you.
If you learn to love difficulty, you reduce resistance to goals that you associate with hard work. This puts more options within your reach. Labeling a goal as “too difficult” as if the difficulty is something undesirable is the same as saying, “I’m not ready to receive this desire.”