It’s important that highly sensitive people satisfy their intellectual and creative capabilities. Have you ever wanted to learn something new, but didn’t because you felt you had to be a “natural” at it? It’s very common for people to look at those who are successful and how skilled they are at their craft and assume it’s simply something that they’re naturally good at.
In today’s world, we crave instant gratification so much that if we don’t get the hang of something immediately, we dismiss it as not being naturally skilled enough. Maybe you wanted to get into shape and saw all of these people at the gym doing really well, but in your first week you struggled.
You might have assumed that the people you saw were just naturally good at exercising, but in reality, that’s not the case. In most instances, you’re never born being good at anything.
You might be born taller or shorter than other people, but you have to develop skills from birth, just like everyone else. People who are better at certain things have just spent more time perfecting that specific craft, whether it be exercise, math, sports, or socializing.
You have to put in the time and effort to be good at something. Although it’s much easier if you start at a younger age, it’s never impossible to learn and improve a set of skills. A strong desire is the key to start anything!
There are many ways to start improving or acquiring a skill, and the best method differs between each skill. For exercise, just doing whatever you think will work isn’t the best idea. Instead, ask someone who exercises or search online for tips on where to start, or even get a trainer to give you a workout routine. If you want to be more knowledgeable about history, you would want to allocate more time to reading books about history.
It’s not impossible to become knowledgeable, even if it seems like it comes to some people naturally. Anyone who’s really good at something will tell you that they’ve spent a lot of time dedicated to perfecting their craft.
When you acquire new skills and improve your existing ones, you open more paths to success for yourself. You might find new ways to achieve your long term goals by branching out and trying new things.
You’ll feel more accomplished and confident by looking back on the progress you’ve made, which will drive you to achieve your goals. As long as you dedicate enough time and effort into learning, you’ll be able to acquire any skill and any amount of success that you desire.
Is there something that you’ve been “itching” to try, but haven’t? If so, perhaps your perfectionist characteristic is kicking in! I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.
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