Determination and grit are good but it's not enough, unfortunately. I remember when I was a little kid, I used to play baseball and my mom used to come and watch the game everyday. The problem is when I was a little kid and playing baseball, I used to suck. I would go through a whole season without getting a hit. It used to be embarrassing because my mom used to watch.
One day, her birthday came along and I told her since it was her birthday, I'm gonna get a hit for her. I was determined to get a hit for her because it was her birthday, you could imagine that as a kid if it's your mom's birthday you're gonna put all your heart to it, right? I didn't get the hit so my mom was like "It's cool".
I was thinking about that and it's true. It doesn't matter how much you want something, grit and determination are not gonna help you out. What's gonna help you out is two things:
Time - If you're someone who practices twice a day as supposed to someone who practices once a day, in two years, you're gonna be better than that person. It's not because you have a special God-given gift, there's something behind it that's real--and that real thing is you putting the time. That will create something in the long run that's real and felt.
Deliberate Practice - Practicing the fundamentals consistently for over 10 years or practicing more than the next person, that's what's really gonna give you all the success because you need a skill-something that sets you apart.
You know when somebody is really good at something, it doesn't take long to realize that. You could tell, there's someting different about high level skill sets when you're seeing it in person, right? When you see iy, you'll automatically stand out.
The problem is that people operate with the mentality of "I want things now". It's how it is, we want things now. This means that we might want to achieve our goal but because we sort of feel deep down that's to really be good at it, it requires us to lose time right now and lose our momentary pleasure---this is what most people don't want to do so they try to cheat the process. They try to go the easy route and find quick fixes. That then causes people to create subpar results.
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