There’s a video of Tony Robbins, “saving” a suicidal man by telling him we overestimate how much we can get done in a day. But underestimate how much we can get done in a decade.
If I started something ten years ago, I would find success/excellence today. If I started piano at 13 years old and practiced at least 6 times a week for 10 years, I would be pretty darn good today.
People usually find success in 10 years. It took Simu Liu 10 years to finally get a huge role, Shang Chi. So what if I started something today, I could find success when I’m 33. Which is still young. Granted, I must do that thing religiously for 10 years.
I guess that’s why parents put their kids in sports young, so after 10 years maybe they will finally announce their name at the NBA draft.
What if we viewed the same thing with personal development? What if I stopped complaining for the next ten years? What if I said one nice thing to my mom for the next ten years? Life would surely look different.