Getting after it is the only way that anything significant gets done.
- You get better at writing by writing (and reading).
- You get better at jumping by jumping.
- You get better at piano by playing the piano.
- And you get stronger by going to the gym and working out.
You are “bad” at basketball because you have never “played” basketball – at least not in a significant way.
See, improvement requires action, while most are predisposed to the path of least resistance.
People want significant change with little work over a short time period.
The truth is that doing big things takes mountains of work over a very long time-frame.
Call me back after a few summers in the gym, kid.
I told Uncle Jake I was a WEAKLING! Then he explained to me that I was only weak right now because I had never trained before—never worked out. “In order to make your body strong,” he said, “you have to make it work.” Then he told me that it all started by getting up early in the morning and “GETTING AFTER IT.”
-Jocko Willink, The Way Of The Warrior Kid