Anything New Is Always HARD Until It Becomes EASY

Last Update: Sep 5, 2020

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I write this post because I sometimes get this message from beginners:

"I'm completely new at this. This is so hard. I think I'll never learn this."

May I reveal you a secret?

Learning a new skill is ALWAYS HARD at first.

Then it becomes easy.

I was recently in Finland in my hometown for almost 2 months and I had a privilege to spend time with my 6-year-old niece.

She was learning to ride a bike and it was exciting to see how it goes. People often compare learning to ride a bike to learning any skill.

It's always hard at first and you're going to fall but eventually you'll master the skill and it becomes easy. Nowadays riding a bike is automatic for you.

Just let me ask you a simple question:

"How many times / how much time would you give your baby to learn to walk until you give up?"

5 tries?

1 month?

What if he falls down 10 times, will you say him, "It's too hard for you. Just give up and throw in the towel!"

Of course not! :)

You give your baby to practice the skill UNTIL he learns it.

And you should practice the same principle to yourself as well: Practice a skill UNTIL you master it.

The same goes to practicing literally ANY skill:

  • Typing with your computer
  • Driving a car
  • Building a website
  • Writing blog posts
  • Recording videos
  • Building a YouTube channel
  • Building an email list
  • Etc. Etc.

Every single skill that I've learned over my lifetime has been difficult at first.

I'm a chess master and that's one of my strongest skills. However, I can still remember the first times when I was playing it as a kid. It was HARD! But nowadays it's so automatic that I've even been analyzing some chess positions in my dreams, lol.

I highly encourage you to practice new skills because it improves the quality of your life in so many ways. I'm always speaking this to myself :)

Remember what Les Brown says:

"If you do what is EASY, your life will be HARD.

If you do what is HARD, your life will be EASY." -Les Brown

Don't look for the easy roads. Just keep on doing the things that are hard and eventually they'll become easy for you.

"Yeah, Roope But It's Easy For You..."

People sometimes say that it's easy for me or someone else to learn skills just because of x, y and z reason. And they can't learn the skills because some mysterious reasons.

Even though I've learned many skills in my life, I still notice this same thing every time I'm learning something new.

It's is ALWAYS hard until it becomes easy.

Let me give you a skill that I've been trying to learn recently.

I have a YouTube channel but I've never been a video creator or a 'visual guy'. I've always been good at maths and "they" always teach that if you are good at maths, you can't be good at visual things. That's obviously not true but that's what I've probably bought.

I've noticed alraedy a while ago that I should improve the visual elements of my videos. For example, buying a better camera, other equipment and learning to edit videos.

But I've never been good at it so I've been putting it off. I've thought that maybe it would be better to outsource that thing to someone else who is more passionate about it. (and one reason why I didn't buy the equipment was obviously that I've been traveling and I couldn't have carried the equipment with me everywhere.)

However, if I consider outsourcing editing and stuff that does not make much sense at this point. Professional charge up to $1,000's for just a short 10-minute. Just imagine how much 6-8 hour course creation would cost.

So, I've decided to do the following:

  • Learn what are the best video equipment for course creation
  • Learn to put the set-up correctly
  • Learn to edit the videos to make them look professional
  • Etc.

I know it's going to require many hours but here's a good thing:

"WHEN YOU MASTER A SKILL, THAT IS GOING TO PAY YOU DIVIDENDS FOR YOUR LIFETIME."

Investing $500 to learn certain skill can be a small amount compared to the money and other benefits it can provide you over your lifetime.

Investing $49/month in the Wealthy Affiliate membership in order to learn a skill that will make you money for the rest of your life is a no-brainer.

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Be merciful For yourself.

Everything is hard at first...

But then it becomes EASY.

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Now I'd love to hear from you:

Which skills are you currently practicing?

Are you merciful enough for yourself or are you beating yourself too much for not learning faster?

Cheers

Roope "Everything is hard until it becomes easy" Kiuttu

Recent Comments

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Hi Roope, I've always wanted to write more but just didn't have the time. My writing skills were at best, average. I'm learning slowly by writing posts here and I know with practice it will get easier.

Also, working with images is hard for me when adding to websites. It is now starting to make more sense.

All professional athletes are professionals because they stuck with their craft and practiced, practiced, practiced. Now, look at Tiger Woods again. With the injuries he had, no one thought he would ever win The Masters again. He has proven them wrong.

Great post!
Cal

Writer's challenge will surely go away as you move forward as I wrote in another answer below.

Cool, thanks

Nice

:)

Another great post!

With regards to your video equipment, you will need to decide if you want to leave your equipment at a home base or if you want to take it with you on your travel adventures.

When I watch people's video's on YouTube, the single biggest problem I notice, over and over again, is lighting.

So, I wonder if you invested in one good light first. See how that improves your video.

Then, if you want to upgrade camera - go for it.

One of the largest TV stations in Colorado, the state where I live, had some reporters recorded a news story segment in my little shop recently. (It had nothing to do with me. My shop space was convenient for them.)

They used a portable LED light on a stand that was could be dimmed or brightened. It had a grid looking thing on the front.

I just saw similar one on Amazon that had options ranging from $139 - $199. Neewer Light was what popped up. (I haven't researched the lights closely but that could give a starting point.)

They also used a Canon 5D. Yet, that may be more camera than you need or want at this point. Cheaper cameras can do just as well if you have proper lighting and good sound.







Thanks for sharing Sondra! Yes, I'll definitely buy good lighting and a new camera

Im currently learning and creating 15 item product reviews and past 4000 and heading to 5000 words first go.I have always stressed out about posting at least one thing /week but this is taking me weeks to put this review together as there is so much to learn and put together.Its all good ,I am really enjoying the learning ,but I also know that once i put a good one together the next ones will get easier because I am learning the mistakes now with the first one...your post has rung true with me Roope,great work friend :))

Thanks for sharing Billy!

A baby is born knowing nothing. One can even say that a child is not alive until it knows how to do something. So, everything you have an opinion on now is something you learned whether it's good or bad is your job to figure out.

That's a good point Eric!

You are so right on. I hope some of my current "hard" things will become easier as time passes.

Surely they will! :)

I can so relate to your post. I’m working on adding YouTube videos to my articles too!
Lots of hurdles but it is starting to feel a bit less overwhelming.
I think we are our own worst critics!

Great to hear you've also started doing YouTube!

Once I complete all my W.A. training here, I would like to know more about your e-mail course. For me, My current priority is getting the training completed and becoming more familiar and confident in improving my website. Thanks for sharing.

Yeah, training here is amazing. It's good to focus on that.

I don't even have to go any further than the title, to know it is so true.Where do I go to get more information on you email marketing course.

I'll send you a PM.

Bookmarked lol. Excellent post!

I am currently practicing my writing skill. I am accepted in WASC and one of the tasks is to write 12 articles.

Now, I have no problem finding keywords for them already done that). But what I do have a problem is writing a post that I am satisfied with.

I did my research, got quality content, but lacking a "flow of thoughts" how to put it on paper.

Well, we all have our mountain to climb on, right? Once again, great post, many quality advice and I love it!

Thank you Dalibor.


I also had a "writer's block" when I first started writing to my site. I struggled to keep up with the schedule of writing one 500-word post per week :D (which is too little anyway).

Later, I was publishing nine (+1,000-word) posts on my site every single week for around 6 months. I outsourced some of the posts but for sure my writing got much faster.

That's the same with everyone that I've talked with. Writing is a skill that becomes better over the time course when you do it a lot.

One thing that usually helps with writing and makes it faster is using templates. So, answer similar questions in your product reviews to make it organized and easier for you. Kyle shows that also in some of his training lessons.

Jay also had a webinar on amplifying writing efficiency if you want to check it out here: Regarding the writing goal... I always advice to post at least two +1,500-word posts every week targeting a low competition keyword (less than 50 QSR and traffic +100 according to Jaaxy).

That will give you a steady progress. Over time you'll see your posts getting ranked on Google and driving you traffic which will eventually turn into income.

Consistency is really the key because it takes time but if you do the right things consistently, you'll get the results.

-Roope

Thank you so much for your personal advice. I will check the training from Jay.

I tend to write now about 1300 words per post already, so I think I am on the right track. Eventually, with time it will get more I think.

Finding the right low competitive keyword is something I need to work on also. Usually, they are bellow 50 QSR, but not above 100 lol.

But yeah, getting there. I am work in progress definitely :P

Best wishes,
Dalibor

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