Go the extra mile; it's less crowded
For every hit, there are 1,000 misses. Maybe not literally 1,000; depending on what you're aiming for, it may be far more, or it may be far less. But the point is that the number of times we need to attempt things before being successful at them usually feels disproportionately high.
There is not shortcut to true success, and luck certainly has nothing to do with it – despite some stories you may have heard. Arrow Martial Arts being one of the success stories of Ju Jitsu in Australia, right here in Marsfield, is the result of years of hard work, persistence and not giving up through some really challenging times.
Whatever it is that you're aiming for, take one step, any step, today; it's still better than no step at all. There will be steps forwards and steps backwards but, over time, with persistence and if you don't lose sight of the big picture and your ultimate goal, the steps forwards will outnumber the backwards one.
Be the yardstick for excellence. Go the extra mile; it's less crowded anyway.