I recently offered the advice that people should take up difficult things and not quit here on the James Lindsay OnlySubs podcast for my subscribers. I think that’s very important for developing yourself and developing the right kind of self-worth that can make a difference in life. In this episode, I dive into a bit of wisdom that we hold on to in the same martial arts tradition that led me to make that advice. Here, it’s simple: you’re most likely to quit right before you make it, unless right at the start. To capture that idea, we have a saying: “If it takes twenty years to get good, most people quit at nineteen.” Join me in a short discussion of this idea and what it has to teach us and how it can improve your life.
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