Have you ever watched a toddler attempt to learn something? Walking? Piling up bricks? Learning to talk? They work hard, pursuing success with focus and attention that is humbling to observe. Later in life, we can be a bit half-hearted about achieving new skills. We do everything we need to, to get ahead in our work. But we may stop striving, believing it is too late to teach the dog new tricks, or uncomfortable with showing ourselves up as inept. Try pursuing accomplishment for its own sake. Do it badly, at first, and work to improve. Aim for mastery.