When you’re learning something, you would ask ‘How long does it take me to get good at it?’ It will take you 2 years to get decent. It will take 5 years to get good and 10 years to master it.
You're thinking ‘F*** that's a long time. I don't want to do that.’ You think that, but it's not a very long time.
For a 2 year old, 1 year is half of his life. When you're younger, 1 year feels like a very long time. The reason is that it's a huge chunk of your life. The older you become, the faster one year is going to be for you.
When you are 20 years old, 1 year is very short.
By the time you're 80, 10 years just fly by. You've experienced so much time in your mind that one year becomes 1/80th of your life. It's fast as shit because you're measuring it based on how much you perceive the past.
For me, time moves slow but I know that as I have gotten older, it has passed by faster. Realize that how time works is that it goes fast. Three years of applying your effort to 1 skill set that will give you a lot of results in your life is not so long.
One skill set for me is to become goal-oriented. Simply focusing on that has enabled me to achieve my goals.
I realized that time goes fast so if I begin learning how to write right now, 3 years will go fast.
When 3 years pass, I'm going to say 'Damn, that was fast.’
Five years go faster the older you get. Time builds its momentum until you eventually get to say nothing's happening.
The less you do, the more time is going faster and faster until you end up older not having done anything in life. That's because you let it pass you by. You have to realize that time is fast. That means that getting good at something doesn't take too long.
I began playing basketball seriously when I was like, 20. Now I'm here and time has gone by pretty f****** fast.
Time goes by depending on what you're focused on. If you're focused on your looks, time will go faster. If you're focused on school, something you hate, time will go very slow. Generally speaking, that's what usually happens.
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