“People fail to achieve mastery, not because they aren’t talented, but because they aren’t disciplined.” – Daniel Ping
Our greatest strength as humans: Malleability.
Like playdough, the human being can mold and remold to whatever it desires to be. It’s incredible when you really think about it.
Yet over time, we can forget that, and say things like “I’m too old for that”, or, “I’ll never be able to do that”. If our playdough stays in a certain form for so long, it hardens. And we can barely move it, if at all.
However, if we carefully do it, we can get the playdough to soften. One droplet of water at a time, with patience, it starts to move again. The playdough is restored, and takes whatever shape it wants next.
What is important here is that the playdough, even when in its most hardened state… was always playdough.