You are crushing it.
I mean, you may not literally be crushing it. And you might feel that instead of crushing IT, IT is crushing you.
But you’re still crushing it.
You’ve probably heard that old saying that as long as you’re moving, you’re lapping everyone on the couch.
But this isn’t about them. This is about you.
The you who is crushing it.
Starting something new, whether it’s strength training or roller derby or knitting or skeet shooting, is hard. It’s scary. It’s not for the faint of heart.
Because chances are that you’ll suck.
You have to be not good at something before you can be good at something. Which, incidentally, means that the first step to becoming good at something is to suck at it.
You know who will NEVER become good at a specific skill?
The person that won’t even try it.
But that’s not you. You’re out there doing it.
It’s not perfect but the more you do it, the better it gets. Gradually. Gradually. Gradually. Until SUDDENLY you’re not a n00b anymore.
Right now it feels like you’re navigating treacherous waters. The idea of just giving up pops into your head often, maybe even daily. But this new thing you’re doing is pretty great and you want to be pretty great at it.
So you keep going.
You ask questions even though it feels like people will think that you’re stupid.
You keep pushing outside of your comfort zone even when you fail.
You look, in awe, at the people that have been doing it for years and doubt that it will ever be you.
And you keep going.
At some point, you start to suck less. You are developing your skills and all that time you’ve put in on practicing starts to pay off.
We see you.
The vets see you working hard and improving even if we don’t always tell you. (But we should. We definitely should.)
We’re happy to answer your questions because we want you to love this thing just like we do.
We are inspired when you push yourself out of your comfort zone because it reminds of what it takes to improve.
We are proud of you.
And you should be proud of yourself.
Learning something new isn’t easy. It won’t always be sunshine and rainbows. You’ll get stuck on one specific thing for what feels like a million years and you’ll hate IT. You’ll hate the thing you were supposed to love. You’ll wonder why you’re even doing this.
Don’t forget. There is a you that existed in the past that would have killed to be able to do what you can do now. There are newbies looking up to you now.
Improvement takes time.
But you are crushing it.