Breakthrough Is Always the Hardest Thing

The term “breakthrough” has a lot of meaning. This is an important milestone. You have finally hacked this project or reached a level of personal development. Plus, this is always the hardest part of what you are trying to achieve.

As writer Seth Godin notes, breakthroughs are called breakthroughs because they take a lot of work to complete. If you are trying to develop something at work and are not quite sure how to do it, then the moment it all happens is called a breakthrough. However, after that moment happens, you know how to do it. The second time is much easier:

The art of breakthrough is the practice of figuring out all the ways to avoid it on the way to insight.

Don’t curse dead ends and failures. They are a key element of your work.

We find our way lost. The rest is called reading the map.

If this is your first time trying to figure out how to achieve something, expect some friction. Expect this to take a long time. Expect it to be difficult. Your efforts are not equally rewarded in the learning process. The first time you learn to draw, build a project, or build relationships, it will be difficult. After that, you learned how to do it, and it becomes easier.

The Second Time You Will Make a Breakthrough | Seth Godin


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