Anything is hard—until you know it.
It sounds obvious, but it’s true.
Not everything we try is going to be a piece of pie on the first attempt. Failure is more likely.
When I was first learning to program, I didn’t grok it at all. My mind wasn’t in tune with how thinking in terms of code works. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. But eventually, I did. Now it’s a matter of improving those skills every day so that I stay in tune.
If you are passionate about learning something, then stick with it as long as you need. If it doesn’t click right away, keep at it. Not being good at something (yet) doesn’t mean you can’t do it—you working towards doing it every time you step up and try.
You don’t have to like something to be good at it.
Which can be bad if you really don’t like doing it, but keep doing it because that’s all you know or that’s all you (or others) think you’re good for. But that’s not true. It’s seeing that and then putting in the time to be good at it.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1134