Yesterday I tossed Pete up on Princess (that's them above -- Pete is the one in the hat) and left them. He loved it. And he's waiting to go back out this morning but it is Saturday morning and I'm still in my p.j.s. I told him I'd take him out in a bit.
He's getting comfortable on the horse and he's learning to ride.
By just doing it.
And that's really how we learn anything -- we just have to do it.
How do you learn to be a writer?
You write and you write a lot.
How do you become a good shot?
You shoot and you shoot a lot.
How do you get closer to God?
You spend time with Him and you do this a lot.
(Plus, you spend time in His word and silence and do this a lot).
What do you really want to get good at?
There are no shortcuts and there isn't a stack of books somewhere full of secrets to tell you how to accomplish this. You just have to do it and do it a lot (not saying guidance from books or people won't help -- but you still have to put in the time).
Some think it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. If you devote 4 hours a day to mastering a skill this would mean it would take you 2500 days to do this. At this pace it would take you about four years of 4 hours a day to become a master.
Four hours a day is quite a bit for typical people, but just plug in the numbers that work for you.
There are no shortcuts.
It takes passion and time.
Quit wishing for things to be different.
Do something about it in the coming year.
Baby steps are better than no steps.
God is good and has good plans for you in this coming year. Allow Him to use all things that come into your life, whether good or bad, for His purposes and you will find life is absolutely incredible.