How flexible are you? Can you change your mind or shift your opinion as to what is possible? Are you stuck with what you prefer, what you think, what you know, even how much you weigh, or what language(s) you know? Are you already certain that your future is going to pretty much resemble your past, with a few minor differences?
Humans spend an enormous amount of time and money seeking to reinvent and upgrade themselves. We work to quit smoking, or to start running, or build something or tear something down, or change something about who we are and what we do.
We usually fail.
It’s tempting to say, “This is who I am, love it or leave it.” Tempting because it’s also an easy way out.
Change is hard, if not nearly impossible.
But if even one person as far behind as we are has dug in and done enough work to finish the marathon, to change the habit or to learn a skill, it means that it’s not impossible.
It’s just freaking hard.
Knowing it’s possible is 90% of the project.