what is the point of trying?

what is the point of trying?

I hear people say this a lot. including me

what is the point of trying something you know you are not very good at? there are so many other people much better than you at it. you are going to fail in the end anyway

yes. that is true

and no.

you don't try because you think you are going to succeed right away

you try because that's what you need to do to be slightly better at the thing you wanna do

think about this.

what is the point of going to school? specifically – higher education. like getting a degree

you want to learn, educate yourself, be better at what you do, blah blah blah

but most importantly, you do it for the money.

having a degree will allow you to make more money than without, when you get a job eventually

so you put yourself through school. countless of hours of studying. doing things you hate doing. like memorising the whole textbook. but you do it. because that's what you gotta do to get there

so think about this.

do you get paid immediately to score well for that exam?

do you get paid immediately for all those hours you put in to study?


because it doesn't work like that.

it takes time. to try. before you get there eventually

you probably don't even understand half the shit you're studying for the first year or two. but eventually you start to know more and understand it better

that's the same concept with life.

you hold yourself back from trying because you're afraid you won't get it right the first time

and you know what? you're right

you are not going to get it right the first time

just like you don't graduate with a degree after you pass your first test 

the whole point of trying is to be better than who you were without trying

and maybe with enough tries, you will eventually be good at it

but it takes time. and a lot of tries


  • Hana

    I came back to read this once again, needed it!
    Also sharing the link to others, cos why not?

  • @jansss30

    Just as I was feeling that there’s too much to handle, too much I’ve put upon myself, more than what I can do, you made me feel better.

  • Sudha

    At first when I read the email the first 4 lines intimidated me I wasn’t agreeing with the thing “why to do when you’re going to fail in the end”
    That made me come here and look at this it’s really a part of knowledge a known truth about the slow and steady process of life thank you for this~ 🤍

  • Soleilgvrden

    thank you for this im so close to giving up on school bc things are getting hard but like you said I want the money and the money I need to get away from here.
    Thanks Ron always know what to say

  • Hanna

    Thank you so much. I really needed this. My exam results will come out tomorrow morning and I’ve already given up since last few weeks. You made me feel much better.

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