What’s really holding you back from learning something new?

It took me twenty years to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube.

But it all came together quite quickly in the end.

I spent nineteen years, three-hundred and sixty-two days thinking I could figure it out — maybe get lucky once — maybe thinking that asking for help was cheating.

Then in just four hours on a Saturday afternoon, with a great teacher and the basics were down.

Then a couple more days practicing the steps just a few times a day.

And that was it.

Rubik’s cube could be solved.

And like any great talent, the fun isn’t just to be had in learning how to do it the first time. That first solve is always clunky as hell.

It’s finding out how good you can get doing it again and again and again.