Purpose & Mastery: The harder to learn, the longer the passion lasts

This video is from up in the French Pyrenees.  It is about learning to ski.

It takes a few days of hard knocks to get to a level where you can even basically enjoy it.

The skills that turn out to be passions in your life, they will take time to develop. Many people give up after 1 day of frustration – they give up on skiing, they give up on speaking in public, they give up on learning a new language.

The easy stuff gets boring quickly. The harder skills can give a lifetime of enjoyment… if you can get through the initial pain.

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What skills are you working to improve in 2018?  What areas of your life will you dedicate time and energy to make changes? I’d love to hear in the comments below…

2 responses to “Purpose & Mastery: The harder to learn, the longer the passion lasts”

  1. Hi Conor,Superb video… truly an important message….with golf my day 5 was some 6 months into the learning phase a phase that continues to this day. That of course is what Mastery is about!.
    Enjoy a great year….and may you Ski your way to success! John

    1. Oh yeah, golf is definitely on this scale of “hard to learn” but “keeps you interested for life”. Reminds me that I did a 3 lessons learnt from golf video a few months ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ASibrrAeiw 😉

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